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Evaluation of holographic associative searching
Author(s): Shengluan Zhong; Pericles A. Mitkas; George A. Betzos
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Paper Abstract

Angularly multiplexed volume holography is considered for use in optical memory systems because of its compactness, capacity, fast parallel access, and associative readout capability. The associative nature makes holographic memories especially attractive to database applications. We define three characteristics, recall, precision, and fallout, and propose a figure of merit to measure the accuracy of associative recall and evaluate the performance of holographic memory systems with different types of data. The effect of a post-processing technique on the quality of the system's response is presented as well. This technique can significantly improve the performance of associative searches involving analog data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 November 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3802, Advanced Optical Data Storage: Materials, Systems, and Interfaces to Computers, (22 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.370225
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Shengluan Zhong, Colorado State Univ. (United States)
Pericles A. Mitkas, Colorado State Univ. (Greece)
George A. Betzos, Colorado State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3802:
Advanced Optical Data Storage: Materials, Systems, and Interfaces to Computers
Pericles A. Mitkas; Zameer U. Hasan; Hans J. Coufal; Glenn T. Sincerbox, Editor(s)

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