Architectural issues in designing symbolic processors in optics

  title={Architectural issues in designing symbolic processors in optics},
  author={A. Guha and R. Ramnarayan and M. Derstine},
  booktitle={ISCA '87},
This paper analyzes potential optical architectures for AI applications (such as knowledge-based systems). Our goal was to investigate architectures most suitable for implementation completely in optics. While optical computing appears to hold much promise because of its inherent parallelism and speed, constructing a symbolic processor or even a general purpose computer in optics requires examining many issues never before addressed. This paper presents these issues and discusses those… Expand
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