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Simultaneous Binarisation And Amplification Of Optical Signals Through The Photorefractive Effect
Author(s): V. Hornung-Lequeux; P. Lalanne; P. Chavel; G. Roosen
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Paper Abstract

We show how photorefractive two wave mixing allows a nonlinear input-output response providing compational abilities of decision. Particularly, we investigate the realization of a photo-refractive "optical neuron". Signal amplification with saturation is obtained and could compensate for losses due to holograhic connections. Moreover, the treatment of bipolar signals is allowed by preserving the phase of the wave in a coherent situation. Experimental evidence, using a crystal of BaTiO3 is presented.

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Date Published: 22 December 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1127, Nonlinear Optical Materials II, (22 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961428
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V. Hornung-Lequeux, CNRS (France)
P. Lalanne, CNRS (France)
P. Chavel, CNRS (France)
G. Roosen, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1127:
Nonlinear Optical Materials II

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