Abstract

Architectural considerations for a multiple-instruction, single-data-based optoelectronic central processing unit operating at 107 instructions per second are detailed. Central to the operation of this device is a giant fiber-optic content-addressable memory in a programmable logic array configuration. The design includes four instructions and emphasizes the fan-in and fan-out capabilities of optical systems. Interconnection limitations and scaling issues are examined.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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    [CrossRef]
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  9. R. Arrathoon, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 2 (1987).
  10. R. Arrathoon, M. H. Hassoun, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 143 (1987).

1987 (3)

R. Arrathoon, S. Kozaitis, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 34 (1987).

R. Arrathoon, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 2 (1987).

R. Arrathoon, M. H. Hassoun, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 143 (1987).

1986 (2)

P. S. Guilfoyle, W. J. Wiley, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 639, 102 (1986).

R. Arrathoon, S. Kozaitis, Opt. Eng. 25, 29 (1986).

1985 (2)

T. K. Gaylord, M. M. Mirsalehi, C. C. Guest, Opt. Eng. 24, 48 (1985).

R. Arrathoon, E. R. Schroeder, F. Westervelt, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 578, 207 (1985).

1984 (1)

Y. Ichioka, J. Tanida, Proc. IEEE 72, 787 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Arrathoon, R.

R. Arrathoon, S. Kozaitis, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 34 (1987).

R. Arrathoon, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 2 (1987).

R. Arrathoon, M. H. Hassoun, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 143 (1987).

R. Arrathoon, S. Kozaitis, Opt. Eng. 25, 29 (1986).

R. Arrathoon, E. R. Schroeder, F. Westervelt, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 578, 207 (1985).

Gaylord, T. K.

T. K. Gaylord, M. M. Mirsalehi, C. C. Guest, Opt. Eng. 24, 48 (1985).

Guest, C. C.

T. K. Gaylord, M. M. Mirsalehi, C. C. Guest, Opt. Eng. 24, 48 (1985).

Guilfoyle, P. S.

P. S. Guilfoyle, W. J. Wiley, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 639, 102 (1986).

Hassoun, M. H.

R. Arrathoon, M. H. Hassoun, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 143 (1987).

Ichioka, Y.

Y. Ichioka, J. Tanida, Proc. IEEE 72, 787 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Kozaitis, S.

R. Arrathoon, S. Kozaitis, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 34 (1987).

R. Arrathoon, S. Kozaitis, Opt. Eng. 25, 29 (1986).

Mano, M. M.

M. M. Mano, Digital Logic and Computer Design (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1979), p. 40.

Mirsalehi, M. M.

T. K. Gaylord, M. M. Mirsalehi, C. C. Guest, Opt. Eng. 24, 48 (1985).

Schroeder, E. R.

R. Arrathoon, E. R. Schroeder, F. Westervelt, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 578, 207 (1985).

Strangio, C. E.

C. E. Strangio, Digital Electronics (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1980), p. 456.

Tanida, J.

Y. Ichioka, J. Tanida, Proc. IEEE 72, 787 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Westervelt, F.

R. Arrathoon, E. R. Schroeder, F. Westervelt, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 578, 207 (1985).

Wiley, W. J.

P. S. Guilfoyle, W. J. Wiley, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 639, 102 (1986).

Opt. Eng. (2)

T. K. Gaylord, M. M. Mirsalehi, C. C. Guest, Opt. Eng. 24, 48 (1985).

R. Arrathoon, S. Kozaitis, Opt. Eng. 25, 29 (1986).

Proc. IEEE (1)

Y. Ichioka, J. Tanida, Proc. IEEE 72, 787 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (5)

R. Arrathoon, E. R. Schroeder, F. Westervelt, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 578, 207 (1985).

P. S. Guilfoyle, W. J. Wiley, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 639, 102 (1986).

R. Arrathoon, S. Kozaitis, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 34 (1987).

R. Arrathoon, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 2 (1987).

R. Arrathoon, M. H. Hassoun, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 752, 143 (1987).

Other (2)

C. E. Strangio, Digital Electronics (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1980), p. 456.

M. M. Mano, Digital Logic and Computer Design (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1979), p. 40.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

invert–or– invert–or optoelectronic logic system. The central portion includes a fixed mask defining a fixed OPLA or a SLM-based crossbar switch defining a ROPLA.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Parallel architecture for a 2-bit CPU based on an OPLA. The shift registers are separated into two blocks consisting of Op Code–PC's and operand–PC's.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

OPLA-based optoelectronic CPU capable of executing 107 instructions per second.

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Fig. 4

Fiber-optic connection pattern corresponding to Table 1.

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Table 1 Reduced Truth Table with Control Bitsa

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