TY - GEN

T1 - Multiwave computing circuits using integrated opto-electronic devices

AU - Aoki, Takafumi

AU - Watanabe, Yukio

AU - Higuchi, Tatsuo

AU - Kawahito, Shoji

AU - Tadokoro, Yoshiaki

PY - 1994/1/1

Y1 - 1994/1/1

N2 - Multiwave optical computing, where discrete wavelengths are employed as multiplexable information carriers, presents an interesting solution to the communication crisis in next-generation integrated systems. A computer architecture using multiwavelength opto-electronic integrated circuits (multiwave OEICs) provides the wavelength space as extra dimension of freedom for parallel processing. A key feature is that several independent computations can be performed in a single optical circuit using wavelength space, as if it were several computing circuits operating in parallel. The model of basic logic gates for multiwave (four-wave) computing circuits is shown. The functions, union, complement, and wavelength conversion, form a functionally-complete set of logic operations for constructing arbitrary multiwave computing circuitry. An experimental system demonstrating the concept of multiwave computing as well as wavelength-space routing is shown. This architecture will have wide range of applications in parallel processing systems for which interconnection is a major issue. In this level of organization, embedding complicated global communication topology into wavelength space provides significant advantages. In a class of parallel processing architectures based on bit-permute-complement (BPC) connections (e.g., perfect-shuffle network, FFT network, Batcher's sorting network, etc.), two-dimensional reduction of interconnection area by the factor of 1/r2 is expected with r wavelength components.

AB - Multiwave optical computing, where discrete wavelengths are employed as multiplexable information carriers, presents an interesting solution to the communication crisis in next-generation integrated systems. A computer architecture using multiwavelength opto-electronic integrated circuits (multiwave OEICs) provides the wavelength space as extra dimension of freedom for parallel processing. A key feature is that several independent computations can be performed in a single optical circuit using wavelength space, as if it were several computing circuits operating in parallel. The model of basic logic gates for multiwave (four-wave) computing circuits is shown. The functions, union, complement, and wavelength conversion, form a functionally-complete set of logic operations for constructing arbitrary multiwave computing circuitry. An experimental system demonstrating the concept of multiwave computing as well as wavelength-space routing is shown. This architecture will have wide range of applications in parallel processing systems for which interconnection is a major issue. In this level of organization, embedding complicated global communication topology into wavelength space provides significant advantages. In a class of parallel processing architectures based on bit-permute-complement (BPC) connections (e.g., perfect-shuffle network, FFT network, Batcher's sorting network, etc.), two-dimensional reduction of interconnection area by the factor of 1/r2 is expected with r wavelength components.

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M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:0027989198

SN - 0780318455

T3 - Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference

SP - 134

EP - 135

BT - Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference

A2 - Anon, null

PB - Publ by IEEE

T2 - Proceedings of the 1994 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference

Y2 - 16 February 1994 through 18 February 1994

ER -