Throughput enhancement of optical symbolic substitution computing systems

Ahmed Louri

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This paper stresses that optical computing systems should be designed to take advantage of the unique features of optics and must not be constrained by the limitations of electronic systems. It is shown that the non-interference nature of optical signals can be exploited to improve the performance of optical Symbolic Substitution processors. By modifying the data coding scheme and the way the coded data is fed to the processor, an increase in system throughput is observed. The paper does not claim any optimal coding or processing technique but is intended to inspire other researchers to develop powerful optical architectures and system concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-70
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1990
Event1990 International Topical Meeting on Optical Computing - OC '90 - Kobe, Jpn
Duration: Apr 8 1990Apr 12 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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