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Programmable Optical Associative Memory
Author(s): Bahram Javidi
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Paper Abstract

A programmable optical associative memory for two-dimensional image retrieval is described. Both the stored image and the input image are displayed spatially; therefore, they can be updated in real time more conveniently. The integral product between the input image and the stored images is obtained by nonlinear correlation technique which has a superior performance compared with the conventional optical correlation techniques in the areas of the light efficiency and the correlation signal quality. Thus, better quality images can be reconstructed and the need for optical gain and the optical feedback may be eliminated. There are small losses in the system since no halograms are employed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 1989
Proc. SPIE 0960, Real-Time Signal Processing for Industrial Applications, (8 February 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.947805
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Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0960:
Real-Time Signal Processing for Industrial Applications
Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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