WE PROPOSE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING EXTREMELY FAST COMPUTER SWITCHING COMPONENTS BASED ON A METHOD OF USING LIGHT TO MODULATE ATOMIC TRANSITIONS.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$40,480.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4006
Agency Tracking Number:
4006
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
4421 Fessenden St Nw, Washington, DC, 20016
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
FRANK J LOPINTO
(202) 363-2835
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
WE PROPOSE TO DETERMINE THE FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING EXTREMELY FAST COMPUTER SWITCHING COMPONENTS BASED ON A METHOD OF USING LIGHT TO MODULATE ATOMIC TRANSITIONS. THE TECHNIQUE OF USING LIGHT TO MODULATE ATOMIC TRANSITIONS IS NOT NEW. LASERS OPERATE BY OPTICALLY STIMULATING A PREPARED SYSTEM TO UNDERGO ATOMIC TRANSITIONS. THE UNDERLYING PRINCIPLES OF ATOMIC PHYSICS HAVE BEEN UNDERSTOOD SINCE THE 1930S. WE PROPOSE TO INVESTIGATE THE POSSIBILITY OF APPLYING THESE PRINCIPLES IN THE FIELD OF COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE. ATTACHMENT ONE ENTITLED "A METHOD OF REPRESENTING BINARY INFORMATION BY MEANS OF STORING LIGHT" DESCRIBES A WAY OF IMPLEMENTING BIT STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL. AS PART OF THE INVESTIGATION WE WILL DEVELOP COMMPUTER SOFTWARE TO SIMULATE THE PHYSICAL PROCESSES DESCRIBED IN ATTACHMENT ONE.

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