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Highly Precise Optical-Hybrid Matrix Processor
Author(s): Mustafa A. G. Abushagur; H. John Caulfield
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Paper Abstract

An optical-hybrid matrix processor is presented and compared in its speed with a digital electronic processor. Optical-hybrid matrix processors are shown to be far more superior in their speed in solving systems of linear equations. This advantage in speed increases with the increase of the matrix size. The problem of the convergence of the solution using the optical-hybrid is investigated. It is found that even with using elctro-optical systems with an error as high as 5% in the I/O devices, convergence was achieved for matrices with condition numbers as high as 150. Some means of improving the condition number of a matrix are also intoduced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0639, Optical Information Processing II, (24 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964325
Show Author Affiliations
Mustafa A. G. Abushagur, University of Alabama In Huntsville (United States)
H. John Caulfield, University of Alabama In Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0639:
Optical Information Processing II
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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