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Self Organization, Association, And Categorization In A Phase Conjugating Resonator
Author(s): Marcus Cohen
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Paper Abstract

We present a theory of and a design for a new kind of optical computer employing a phase-conjugating resonator loaded with a volume-holographic recording medium. Coupled Mode equations are derived and solutions presented showing error-correcting content-addressable and associative memory. Multiple scattering in the volume enables the reconstruction of associative chains and cycles, permitting the sequential readout of time-sequences of images and the classifications of images into groups. Applications to invariant pattern recognition, goal seeking by optimization of a path product, and sentence disambiguation are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0625, Optical Computing, (9 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963501
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Marcus Cohen, New Mexico State University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0625:
Optical Computing
John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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