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Digital optical cellular computers
Author(s): A. A. Sawchuk
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews digital optical computing architectures for cellular array processing. Some generalizations such as the cellular hypercube are discussed, and binary image algebra (BIA) is summarized as an analysis, synthesis and programming aid for cellular processors. A particular digital optical cellular image processor (DOCIP) design is presented along with its experimental opto- electronic implementation. Some concepts for "smart-pixel" spatial light mod- ulators which combine optical sources and detectors with high speed electronic logic are given, and their use in optoelectronic processors having holographic or other optical interconnection elements is outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 January 1990
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 10257, Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review, 102570H (16 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.2283581
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A. A. Sawchuk, Univ. of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10257:
Digital Optical Computing: A Critical Review
R. Athale, Editor(s)

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