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Liquid-crystal neuron array with optical interconnections: a magic mirror
Author(s): YanXin Zhang; Zhuanyun Guo; Yongjing Wang
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Paper Abstract

A 2D optical neuron array and its bipolar optical interconnection system are presented. Each neuron in the array consists of a liquid crystal cell and two photodetectors that detect the encoded positive and negative light inputs respectively. The transmissivity of the LC cell that represents state of the neuron is determined by the subtraction of lights that are incident onto the two photodetectors. An optical fully interconnected neural system using the neuron array and a lenslet array for bipolar interconnection is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1998
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3402, Optical Information Science and Technology (OIST97): Optical Memory and Neural Networks, (1 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.304950
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YanXin Zhang, Nankai Univ. (China)
Zhuanyun Guo, Nankai Univ. (China)
Yongjing Wang, Nankai Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3402:
Optical Information Science and Technology (OIST97): Optical Memory and Neural Networks
Andrei L. Mikaelian, Editor(s)

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