A parallel architecture and algorithms for optical computing

Ahmed Louri

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A new parallel optical architecture is introduced for computing massively data-parallel applications. The system processes two-dimensional binary images as basic computational entities. The processing is based on the optical symbolic substitution (SS) technique. New optical SS rules are introduced as well as a technique for designing and mapping data-parallel algorithms onto the proposed architecture. Implementation issues and performance analysis are also considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-36
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jul 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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