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Optical Processing
Author(s): Anthony Vander Lugt
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Paper Abstract

Coherent optical systems have the capability for performing two-dimensional data processing operations at high speeds. Applications of these systems have been made to pattern recognition, character recognition, spectral analysis, and the processing of a wide variety of optical and electrical signals. The full potential of optical processing has, however, not yet been realized. To increase the flexibility and, therefore, the applicability of optical process we need (1) an input interface device which converts electrical signals or incoherent optical signals into coherent optical signals, (2) an in situ recording material, which is reversable, for constructing spatial filters in real-time, and (3) an interface device which converts the optical output of the processor into an elec-trical signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1971
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0025, Developments in Holography II, (14 October 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953501
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Anthony Vander Lugt, Radiation Incorporated (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0025:
Developments in Holography II
Brian J. Thompson; John B. DeVelis, Editor(s)

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