Optical computation using residue arithmetic.


Using residue arithmetic it is possible to perform additions, subtractions, multiplications, and polynomial evaluation without the necessity for carry operations. Calculations can, therefore, be performed in a fully parallel manner. Several different optical methods for performing residue arithmetic operations are described. A possible combination of such methods to form a matrix vector multiplier is considered. The potential advantages of optics in performing these kinds of operations are discussed.

DOI: 10.1364/AO.18.000149

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@article{Huang1979OpticalCU, title={Optical computation using residue arithmetic.}, author={Aixian Huang and Yorihiko Tsunoda and Joseph W. Goodman and Shigeru Ishihara}, journal={Applied optics}, year={1979}, volume={18 2}, pages={149-62} }