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A Reusable Systolic Optical Matrix Multiplication Processor With Applications
Author(s): D. J. Evans; K. Margaritis
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents a systolic optical processor for matrix multiplication, with the property that the results of one matrix multiplication can re-enter the processor and be used in the next multiplication without memorizing the intermediate results. Such a design is said to be a result reusable, optical processor (R.R.O.P.). The applications of the reusable systolic optical matrix multiplication processor include the calculation of matrix powers, and the evaluation of matrix polynomials. Some specific applications are the iterative solution of linear systems of equations; improved performance for eigenvalue-eigenvector computations; iterative matrix inversion and the calculation of the matrix exponential as well as many other matrix functions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1987
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0827, Real-Time Signal Processing X, (25 November 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.942067
Show Author Affiliations
D. J. Evans, Loughborough University of Technology (U.K.)
K. Margaritis, Loughborough University of Technology (U.K.)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0827:
Real-Time Signal Processing X
J. P. Letellier, Editor(s)

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