A combination of parallelism and high speed would be an optimal approach to high performance optical computer architecture. In view of the recent development of a potentially very fast 2-D array of surface emitting lasers, there is a latent demand for a parallelly addressable optoelectronic logic circuit with a high repetition rate. We discuss the trial design of a novel configuration of integrated optoelectronic logic composed of MSM photodiodes (PDs) based on GaAs IC technology.

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