The principle and structure of TOC make its application characteristics different from that of the electronic computers--one is that there are a number of data-bits in ternary optical computer, which can be allocated based on bits; the other is its bitwise reconfiguration that any part of the data width in optical processor
can be constructed as a ternary logical calculus according to the calculation requirements (Shen, 2010).
This optical processor
was developed over the past three years by researchers, scientists and engineers supported by a group of international professors from the realms of optics, physics and signal processing.
An optical processor
is a digital signal processor (DSP) with an optical accelerator attached to it that enables it to perform functions at very high speeds.
4 M task under the contract to design a next generation Advanced Optical Processor
(AOP) demonstration unit during the next 12 months for the US Missile Defense Agency.
Dowslake Microsystems, a pioneer of intelligent optical subsystems, has unveiled its Programmable Optical Processor
But that could change, thanks to the Photorefractive Liquid Crystal Optical Processor
from researchers at DOE's Argonne (Ill.
Keep in mind that the Wright brothers' first airplane (to which the Huang optical processor
can be compared) carried only one passenger.
Signal compatibility, however, is an obstacle to applying the Bell research to existing fiber-optic networks, because the optical processor
uses light with a wavelength of slightly less than a micron while fiber-optics uses light with a wavelength of between one and two microns.
In 1990, scientists at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, unveiled the world's first digital optical processor
Such an optical processor
would have two-dimensional architecture similar to that used in today's electronic microchips.
Because Guilfoyle's optical processor
relies on an electronic computer for its instructions, DOC2 will only be able to operate for a few hundred microseconds before it shuts down and processes a new command.
This type of optical processor
is made of bulk wave quartz crystal.