Optical techniques for real-time binary multiplication
Chandran, Vinod, Krile, Thomas F., & Walkup, John F. (1986) Optical techniques for real-time binary multiplication. Applied Optics, 25(14), pp. 2272-2276.
An optical system which performs the multiplication of binary numbers is described and proof-of-principle experiments are performed. The simultaneous generation of all partial products, optical regrouping of bit products, and optical carry look-ahead addition are novel features of the proposed scheme which takes advantage of the parallel operations capability of optical computers. The proposed processor uses liquid crystal light valves (LCLVs). By space-sharing the LCLVs one such system could function as an array of multipliers. Together with the optical carry look-ahead adders described, this would constitute an optical matrix-vector multiplier.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Optical computers, Algorithms, Real-time computing, Liquid Crystal Light Valve, Multiplication|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMPUTER HARDWARE (100600)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000) > COMPUTER HARDWARE (100600) > Computer Hardware not elsewhere classified (100699)
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
|Deposited On:||18 Mar 2013 23:20|
|Last Modified:||18 Mar 2013 23:20|
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