The use of the twos complement binary representation in performing matrix–matrix multiplication using an optical engagement array architecture is presented. Twos complement arithmetic offers a convenient means for handling bipolar numbers, avoids the need for matrix partitioning when the matrices are real, and offers a means to improve accuracy over conventional optical analog techniques.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 25, 1983
Published: July 1, 1983
R. P. Bocker, S. R. Clayton, and K. Bromley, "Electrooptical matrix multiplication using the twos complement arithmetic for improved accuracy," Appl. Opt. 22, 2019-2021 (1983)