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Applications Of Photorefractive Crystals To Optical Signal Processing
Author(s): Y. Fainman; Sing H. Lee
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Paper Abstract

The photorefractive effect in nonlinear crystals can be utilized to perform such elementary optical computing operations as image amplification, 2D optical logic, phase conjugation, spatial correlation and convolutions. The potential applications of these elementary optical computing operations to analog optical computing (e.g., matrix inversion, solving matrix eigenvector/eigenvalue problems), digital optical processing, pattern recognition and image processing are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 February 1986
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 0634, Optical and Hybrid Computing, (13 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964026
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Fainman, University of California (United States)
Sing H. Lee, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0634:
Optical and Hybrid Computing
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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