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24 May 2000 Optically programmable gate array
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Proceedings Volume 4089, Optics in Computing 2000; (2000)
Event: 2000 International Topical Meeting on Optics in Computing (OC2000), 2000, Quebec City, Canada
The Optically Programmable Gate Array (OPGA), an optical version of a conventional FPGA, benefits from a direct parallel interface between an optical memory and a logic circuit. The OPGA utilizes a holographic memory accessed by an array of VCSELs to program its logic. An active pixel sensor array incorporated into the OPGA chip makes it possible to optically address the logic in a very short time allowing for rapid dynamic reconfiguration. Combining spatial and shift multiplexing to store the configuration pages in the memory, the OPGA module can be made compact. The reconfiguration capability of the OPGA can be applied to solve more efficiently problems in pattern recognition and database search.
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Jose Mumbru, George Panotopoulos, Demetri Psaltis, Xin An, Fai H. Mok, Suat U. Ay, Sandor L. Barna, and Eric R. Fossum "Optically programmable gate array", Proc. SPIE 4089, Optics in Computing 2000, (24 May 2000);


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