Real-Time Implementation of Nonlinear Optical Processing Functions.
Annual technical rept. 15 Jun 81-15 Jun 82,
HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA
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Optical data processing has not yet achieved its potential of increased capacity and speed compared with conventional electronic techniques, primarily for lack of a practical real-time image modulator, and because optical techniques have been almost exclusively limited to linear operations. The continuing research outlined in this report attacks these issues by studying the implementation of real-time nonlinear parallel-processing techniques. The various implementations studied in this program all employed real-time liquid-crystal light valves developed and specially modified for these tasks.
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