Optsim: A Tool for the Design of Optical Parallel Computer Architectures

  • N. Langloh
  • V. Christopoulos
  • S. Van Langendonck
  • J. Cornelis
  • R. Vounckx
  • A. Kirk
  • R. Buczynski
  • H. Thienpont
  • I. Veretennicoff

Abstract

With the demonstration of optical data transcription of images and logic operations on images, it has been shown that it is feasible to build optical computer architectures with arrays of differential pairs of optical thyristors. A simulator environment, allowing the simulation of arbitrary optical architectures, is developed. This paper summarises how the simulator works and it gives a short system description of optical elements used to build optical computer architectures. The paper also presents some examples of subsystems that can be simulated with Optsim. These subsystems could then be used as basic building blocks for more complex architectures.

Keywords

Beam Splitter Computer Architecture Functional Description Differential Pair Microlens Array 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Langloh
    • 1
  • V. Christopoulos
    • 1
  • S. Van Langendonck
    • 1
  • J. Cornelis
    • 1
  • R. Vounckx
    • 2
  • A. Kirk
    • 3
  • R. Buczynski
    • 3
  • H. Thienpont
    • 3
  • I. Veretennicoff
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept, IRIS, Faculty of Applied SciencesVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium
  2. 2.Dept, LAMI, Faculty of Applied SciencesVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium
  3. 3.Dept, PHOT, Faculty of Applied SciencesVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselBelgium

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