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12 July 1993 Physical considerations on digital optical computing
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Proceedings Volume 1806, Optical Computing; (1993)
Event: Topical Meeting on Optical Computing, 1992, Minsk, Belarus
Since optical communication is preferable for establishing connections exceeding a certain critical length, for large system sizes the beneficial use of normally conducting wires for the shortest connections becomes an edge effect and can be ignored. This suggests that the performance and cost of an all optical computer might not be much inferior to an optimal hybrid alternative. We argue that for applications for which high bit repetition rates are useful despite large propagation delays, it might make sense to contemplate the construction of an optical digital computer.
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Haldun M. Ozaktas and Joseph W. Goodman "Physical considerations on digital optical computing", Proc. SPIE 1806, Optical Computing, (12 July 1993);

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