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Fabrication Considerations For Acousto-Optic Systolic Processors
Author(s): David Casasent; James Jackson
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Paper Abstract

The number of multiplications per second and fabrication issues associated with several different acousto-optic systolic processors are discussed and the flexibility in the operations achievable by format control are briefly reviewed. Emphasis is given to the effects of divergence of the optical input beam. Various input sources and interconnection schemes are considered. These include: fiber and GRIN optics, multi-channel acousto-optic cells and individually collimated laser diodes. Quantitative theoretical and experimental data are provided. A new architecture using spatial-multiplexing of the input sources and frequency-multiplexing of the acousto-optic cell data is described and used for handling bipolar and complex-valued matrix and vector elements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0465, Spatial Light Modulators and Applications I, (13 August 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.941415
Show Author Affiliations
David Casasent, Carnegie-Mellon University (United States)
James Jackson, Carnegie-Mellon University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0465:
Spatial Light Modulators and Applications I
Uzi Efron, Editor(s)

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