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Microcomputer-Based Real-Time Optical Signal Processing System
Author(s): F. T. S. Yu; M. F. Cao; J. E. Ludman
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Paper Abstract

A microcomputer-based real-time programmable optical signal processing system utilizing a Magneto-Optic Spatial Light Modulator (MOSLM) and a Liquid Crystal Light Valve (LCLV) is described. This system can perform a myriad of complicated optical operations, such as image correlation, image subtraction, matrix multiplication and many others. The important assets of this proposed system must be the programmability and the capability of real-time addressing. The design specification and the progress toward practical implementation of this proposed system are discussed. Some preliminary experimental demonstrations are conducted. The feasible applications of this proposed system to image correlation for optical pattern recognition, image subtraction for IC chip inspection and matrix multiplication for optical computing are demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1986
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0625, Optical Computing, (9 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963479
Show Author Affiliations
F. T. S. Yu, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
M. F. Cao, The Pennsylvania State University (United States)
J. E. Ludman, Rome Air Development Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0625:
Optical Computing
John A. Neff, Editor(s)

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