The extended abstract template to be used by MEMEC students at IST (Technical University Lisbon)
Original Author: Andre C. Marta
Overleaf Port: Pedro Sá da Costa
Template based of the Extended Abstract of Nuno Enes
Area Cientifica de Mecanica Aplicada Aeroespacial
Departamento de Engenharia Mecanica
Instituto Superior Tecnico
Created: Dec 2, 2011
Modified: Sept 20,2016
This is the template for the UIST 2020 paper submissions. It is provided for your convenience by the UIST 2020 Program Chairs, as a template for submissions, and pre-loaded in Overleaf for ease of editing online. Please see the http://uist.acm.org/ page for more details on manuscript preparation.
In this paper I demonstrate a novel design for an optoelectronic State Machine which replaces input/output forming logic found in conventional state machines with BDD based optical logic while still using solid state memory in the form of flip-flops in order to store states. This type of logic makes use of waveguides and ring resonators to create binary switches. These switches in turn can be used to create combinational logic which can be used as input/output forming logic for a state machine. Replacing conventional combinational logic with BDD based optical logic allows for a faster range of state machines that can certainly outperform conventional state machines as propagation delays within the logic described are in the order of picoseconds as opposed to nanoseconds in digital logic.