Optical Digital Computers: Devices and Architecture

  • Alan Huang


Advances in computation are being limited by communication considerations. The fastest transistors switch in 5 picoseconds whereas the fastest computer runs with a 5 nanosecond clock. This three orders of magnitude disparity in speed can be traced to communication constraints such as connectivity and bandwidth.


Optical Logic Communication Constraint Optical Gate Optical Logic Gate Power Supply Frequency 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.AT&T Bell LaboratoriesHolmdelUSA

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