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Optical Digital Processing Of Two-Dimensional Digital Data
Author(s): T. K. Gaylord; R. Magnusson; J. E. Weaver
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Paper Abstract

The parallel processing of digital data in two-dimensional page form using holographic techniques is discussed. The Boolean logic operations of AND, OR, EXCLUSIVE OR, and COMPLEMENT are shown to be possible in a single holographic cycle. All bits on one binary data page are operated on with the corresponding bits on a second page. Single-step processors using unchangeable recording materials have numerous applications. Multiple-step processors using continuously-changeable recording materials allow further computing power including the construction of the other Boolean logic operations and arithmetic operations. This type of optical processing may be particularly important for the construction of parallel associative processors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0118, Optical Signal and Image Processing, (8 December 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955676
Show Author Affiliations
T. K. Gaylord, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
R. Magnusson, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
J. E. Weaver, Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0118:
Optical Signal and Image Processing
David P. Casasent, Editor(s)

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