State of the Art Review: Optical Processing.
Rept. for Feb 87-Jan 89,
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Optical processing is a rapidly developing area of technology that is based on the ability of an optical system to perform, in a straightforward manner, mathematically complex operations on light passing through it. This technology uses light waves to do the work of electrons. The great strength of optical processing is performing complex mathematical transformations on large masses of data in parallel. This State-of-the- Art Review describes, in detail, optical processing using, in addition to text, figures and mathematical equations. Applications of optical processing are discussed in individual chapters. The applications include signal processing as applied to radar and one-dimensional signal analysis image processing as applied to real-time processing, two-dimensional processing, correlators, pattern recognition and algebraic processing as applied to algebraic signal processing operations, Stanford optical matrix-vector multiplier, systolic array processing, and matrix-matrix multiplication systems. The final chapter discusses bistable optical devices or optical signal processing applications. rh