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Optical Array Processor: Laboratory Results
Author(s): David Casasent; James Jackson; Gerard Vaerewyck
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Paper Abstract

A Space Integrating (SI) Optical Linear Algebra Processor (OLAP) is described and laboratory results on its performance in several practical engineering problems are presented. The applications include its use in the solution of a nonlinear matrix equation for optimal control and a parabolic Partial Differential Equation (PDE), the transient diffusion equation with two spatial variables. Frequency-multiplexed, analog and high accuracy non-base-two data encoding are used and discussed. A multi-processor OLAP architecture is described and partitioning and data flow issues are addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1987
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf, (8 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937001
Show Author Affiliations
David Casasent, Carnegie Mellon University (United States)
James Jackson, Westinghouse Electric Corporation (United States)
Gerard Vaerewyck, Carnegie Mellon University (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0700:
1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf
Asher A. Friesem; Emanuel Marom; Joseph Shamir, Editor(s)

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