Silicon-based smart spatial light modulators: Technology and applications to parallel computers

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Silicon-based Smart Spatial Light Modulators (S-SLMs) are reviewed for their potential role in parallel computing. S-SLMs optimally combine the local computation capabilities of electronics with the global interconnection capabilities of optics. They are a critical component well suited for the realization of fine-grain massively parallel computers. A. theoretical framework describing their expected performance in terms of scalability, reli-ability, throughput and packaging issues is presented and several enabling technologies under development are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1025707
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes
EventDigital Optical Computing: A Critical Review 1990 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Jan 15 1990Jan 16 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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