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To What Extent Is Zero Energy Computing Feasible?

  • Joseph Shamir
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7715)

Abstract

Various data handling processes can be implemented without involving energy dissipation. However, these processes execute only part of a complete computing task and the remaining part will involve the loss of energy. This paper discusses some misleading concepts of reversible logic and presents a novel approach toward optical architectures with reduced energy consumption.

Keywords

Logic Operation Logic Gate Control Channel Data Channel Waveguide Coupler 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph Shamir
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  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringTechnion - Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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