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Array of logic XNOR gates and its application to the optical implementation of neural networks
Author(s): Hongchen Zhai; Ruediger Jaspert; Stefan Schlier; Dieter Jaeger
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Paper Abstract

We report, for the first time, a simple method using an array of logic XNOR gates to execute the optical process of vector-matrix multiplication or inner-product correlation, where the two levels of light intensity -on and off- can be used to represent bipolar binary vectors. Optical implementation of neural networks based on the Hopfield model is described as an example to show the application of this novel method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1281, Optical Interconnections and Networks, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20690
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Hongchen Zhai, Univ. Muenster (Germany)
Ruediger Jaspert, Univ. Muenster (Germany)
Stefan Schlier, Univ. Muenster (Germany)
Dieter Jaeger, Univ. Muenster (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1281:
Optical Interconnections and Networks
Hartmut Bartelt, Editor(s)

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