Multiwavelength optical content-addressable parallel processor for high-speed parallel relational database processing

Peng Yin Choo, Abram Detofsky, Ahmed Louri

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Abstract

An optical content-addressable processor called the multiwavelength optical content-addressable parallel processor (MW-OCAPP) is presented. It harnesses a unique method of wavelength multiplexing and polarization multiplexing to achieve a high level of parallelism. Optical implementation is made possible by exploitation of the noninteractive behavior of coincident light planes of differing wavelengths. This architecture offers database systems constant-time parallel equality and magnitude comparison of multiple comparands with multiple tuples in a relational array.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5594-5604
Number of pages11
JournalApplied Optics
Volume38
Issue number26
StatePublished - 1999

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Multiwavelength optical content-addressable parallel processor for high-speed parallel relational database processing. / Choo, Peng Yin; Detofsky, Abram; Louri, Ahmed.

In: Applied Optics, Vol. 38, No. 26, 1999, p. 5594-5604.

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