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Hybrid Optical Computing, Architecture And Design
Author(s): Francis T.S. Yu
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Paper Abstract

Optical signal processor has been shown to perform a myriad of complicated processing operations. It is primarily due to the profound diffraction phenomena of light. The essential merit of an optical signal processor must be the capability of processing the signal in complex amplitude, parallelism, large capacity, high speed and wavelength density. There are several processing operations that have been shown to be more efficient with optical techniques than their electronic counterparts. These operations are: Fourier transformation, convolution and correlation operations, spectrum analysis, and others. However, optical signal processors are still very inflexible as compared with the electronic computers.

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Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967242
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Francis T.S. Yu, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age

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