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A Light-Based Device for Solving the Hamiltonian Path Problem

  • Mihai Oltean
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4135)

Abstract

In this paper we suggest the use of light for performing useful computations. Namely, we propose a special device which uses light rays for solving the Hamiltonian path problem on a directed graph. The device has a graph-like representation and the light is traversing it following the routes given by the connections between nodes. In each node the rays are uniquely marked so that they can be easily identified. At the destination node we will search only for particular rays that have passed only once through each node. We show that the proposed device can solve small and medium instances of the problem in reasonable time.

Keywords

Destination Node Delay System Hamiltonian Path Label System Start Node 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mihai Oltean
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  1. 1.Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer ScienceBabeş-Bolyai UniversityCluj-NapocaRomania

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