The USC Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering USC Signal and Image Processing Institute USC Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering University of Southern California

Technical Report USC-SIPI-107

“Optical Computing and Interconnections”

by B. Keith Jenkins

October 1985

This report describes research in digital optical computing and optical interconnections. It assesses the current state-of-the-art, discusses future prospects and worthwhile directions, and identifies areas that need further research in order to make digital optical computing feasible. Digital optical computing systems are compared to electronic systems, acousto-optics and integrated optics. Optical fixed and reconfigurable interconnections are considered for use in optical computers and electronic computers.

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