Accession Number:

ADA214340

Title:

Neural Network Associative Memory Using Non-Linear Holographic Storage Media

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

Abstract:

This thesis investigates an all optical holographic associative memory HAM which uses iron doped lithium niobate as the holographic recording and reading in thick, photorefractive material is performed. Initial experiments identify recording parameters which optimize the holographic diffraction efficiency of stored holograms. Increasing diffraction efficiency is reported during the object beam illumination of the hologram. This unexpected result is linked to the use of a thin, anisotropic, plastic diffuser in the object beam. The operational theory of a single iteration, multiple object HAM system is developed. Experiments are performed with the HAM, using a single stored object, to verify system operation. Distortion experiments are accomplished to qualitatively determine system performance when presented with a partial input. Complete object reconstruction was not achieved due to the single iteration HAM architecture. The HAM system achieved reconstruction of any one of the stored objects. However, once a single object was reconstructed, subsequent memory recall of other stored objects failed due to the dynamic holographic medium. The generation of one output image distorted the remaining holograms such that additional reconstructions were not possible. Lastly, a full resonant HAM operating in a closed loop optical cavity was investigated.

Subject Categories:

  • Holography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE