Optical Information Processing Systems

W. Thomas CATHEY  Satoshi ISHIHARA  Soo-Young LEE  Jacek CHROSTOWSKI  

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IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E75-A   No.1   pp.28-37
Publication Date: 1992/01/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Joint Special Section on Fundamentals of Next Generation Opto-Technologies)
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Keyword: 
information processing,  optical computing,  optical interconnections,  optical neural networks,  

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Summary: 
We review the role of optics in interconnects, analog processing, neural networks, and digital computing. The properties of low interference, massively parallel interconnections, and very high data rates promise extremely high performance for optical information processing systems.