An image processing architecture that is based on three-dimensional (3-D) VLSI and consists of optically connected layers is proposed. In 3-D VLSI, the optical interconnection is not essentially different from the metal interconnection, but it can easily propagate the data on a plane. The isotropic radiation of the light is algebraically formulated as the isotropic propagation of data, and an efficient template matching algorithm that can be pipelined on multiple devices is proposed.
|Title of host publication||Conference Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Architecture|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 1987|
|Name||Conference Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Architecture|
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