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Optoelectronic implementation of cellular automata for complex vision algorithms
Author(s): Pierre H. Chavel; Alvaro Cassinelli; I. Glaser
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Paper Abstract

In this work, we elaborate on the compromise between the efficiency of the multiprocessor computer architecture for handling large classes of computing tasks and the good performance of optics for implementing shift invariant operations, in particular convolution. We derive a class of processors, optoelectronic cellular automata that can efficiently implement intensive, low level vision tasks in a time compatible with application constraints up to standard video rates. As one illustration, a parallel simulated annealing task performing motion detection on an image sequence is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4430, ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432874
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Pierre H. Chavel, Institut d'Optique (France)
Alvaro Cassinelli, Institut d'Optique (France)
I. Glaser, MMRI Photonics Ltd. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4430:
ROMOPTO 2000: Sixth Conference on Optics

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