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Optical Computing

Optical computing is the use of photons rather than electrons for computing architecture. Optical analogues for microelectronic devices can be used to generate, modulate, and process streams of light and perform computational tasks. Photon-based computing overcomes drawbacks of electron-based computing including quantum tunneling, which limits the minimum size of electron transistors, and electron drift velocity, which is much slower than the speed of light. Optical computing chips can be used in various sensing and imaging capabilities, especially those that require multivariate analysis or neural network applications.


Top 10 Corporate Owners


 
Issued Patent Count   
 
Published Application Count

Corporation Patents and Published Applications Count
1. Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
 
 
275
2. Inventor
 
 
50
3. Lightmatter, Inc.
 
 
40
4. IBM
 
 
34
5. The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary, Department Of Homeland Security
 
 
31
6. Ramot At Tel Aviv Universitv Ltd.
 
 
24
7. Samsung
 
 
20
8. Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
 
 
19
9. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
 
18
10. California Institute Of Technology
 
 
17




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • Architecture
  •  
    649
    273 Processors/computing systems , 201 Optics , 90 Circuit components , 85 Logic
  • Fabrication
  •  
    55
    55 Fabrication
  • Signal processing
  •  
    106
    65 Analog/digital conversion , 41 Misc
  • Application
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    402
    157 Neuromorphic , 92 Materials analysis , 70 Fluid sensing , 28 Misc sensing , 20 Image processing , 18 Medical , 17 Misc


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    November 12, 2020




    Recent Published Activity in Optical Computing as of August 15, 2022