Design and analysis of an optical interface processor for signal processing applications

Q. Wang Song, Peter Talbot, Salim Hariri, Alok Choudhary

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We describe an optical interface message processor that explores the high-bandwidth, parallelism, and high information density offered by optics. The time consuming operations in parallel signal processing networks, such as switching and routing, are performed in optical domain in the proposed system. The design does not suffer from the optical/electrical conversion bottlenecks and can perform self-routing in the range of Gigabits/s.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-633
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Dec 2 1992
EventOptical Technology for Microwave Applications VI and Optoelectronic Signal Processing for Phased-Array Antennas III 1992 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 20 1992 → …


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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