Home Patent Forecast® Sectors Log In   Sign Up   Support   Contact  
Enjoy your FREE PREVIEW which shows only 2019 data and 25 documents. For full access, subscribe at any time.         Subscribe

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.
 
 
255
2. Inventor
 
 
47
3. United States of America
 
 
40
4. IBM
 
 
20
5. Lightmatter, Inc.
 
 
19
6. Main Street Ventures Llc
 
 
17
7. Qualcomm
 
 
16
8. Ouyang, Zhengbiao
 
 
15
9. Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
 
 
13
10. Shenzhen University
 
 
12




Invention Categorization and Classification

Categorization and Classification Patents and Published Applications
  • architecture
  •  
    498
    224 processors/computing systems , 124 optics , 78 logic , 72 circuit components
  • fabrication
  •  
    50
    50 fabrication
  • signal processing
  •  
    68
    36 misc , 32 analog/digital conversion
  • application
  •  
    324
    107 neuromorphic , 81 materials analysis , 67 fluid sensing , 24 misc sensing , 17 misc , 17 image processing , 11 medical


    Latest News and Insights

    Read All

    November 12, 2020




    Recent Published Activity in Optical Computing as of May 6, 2021