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Iterative Optical Vector-Matrix Processor
Author(s): M. Carlotto; D. Casasent
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Paper Abstract

An iterative optical vector-matrix processor capable of solving systems of linear algebraic equations or vector-matrix equations is described. The basic system uses a vector-matrix multiplier, consisting of a linear light emitting diode (LED) input array and fiber optic interconnections to a matrix mask interfaced to a linear output photodetector ar-ray. When the photodetector's outputs are returned to the LED inputs via a microprocessor electronic feedback system, an iterative optical processor results. The operation, description, and fabrication of this system are described, and its use as a rather general purpose optical processor is emphasized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 February 1984
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0373, Transformations in Optical Signal Processing, (27 February 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.934540
Show Author Affiliations
M. Carlotto, Carnegie-Mellon University (United States)
D. Casasent, Carnegie-Mellon University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0373:
Transformations in Optical Signal Processing
William T. Rhodes; James R. Fienup; Bahaa Saleh, Editor(s)

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