EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 224, 2019IV International Conference “Modeling of Nonlinear Processes and Systems” (MNPS-2019)
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|Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and High-Performance Computing
|09 December 2019
Structure and Implementation Principles of a Photonic Computer
Federal State Unitary Enterprise, Russian Federal Nuclear Center, All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics, FSUE RFNC-VNIIEF, RU-607188, Sarov, Russia
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Published online: 9 December 2019
A structure and implementation principles of a photonic computer are proposed. Its operation is based on the effects of interaction between coherent light wave systems generated by a laser source. The performance of photonic computers, their power consumption, and physical dimensions are estimated. These estimates indicate a great potential advantage of photonic computers over electronic ones. In particular, analysis carried out in this study and the obtained estimates demonstrate that a photonic computer working on the light with a wavelength of 1530 can operate 104 – 105 times faster than up-to-date electronic computers with the same power consumption. Light waves of different wavelengths do not interact with each other. With a proper OLG implementation, several computations represented by light waves of different wavelengths can be run on a single photonic computer.
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