Abstract

A high-accuracy fixed-point optical adder that operates in parallel on many long words and that uses a pipelined correlator architecture is described. A symbolic substitution algorithm with the modified signed-digit number representation is used to perform fixed-point additions with limited carries. A new set of substitution rules and encodings is developed to combine the recognition and substitution steps into one correlation operation. This reduces hardware requirements, improves throughput by reducing the space–bandwidth product needed, and reduces latency (the delay between when data enter the processor and when the final output is available) by a factor of 2. This algorithm and our new modified signed-digit encodings and substitution rules improve the performance of other correlator and noncorrelator optical numeric computing architectures.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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