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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1981
  • pp: 2263–2265

Eigenvector determination by noncoherent optical methods

H. J. Caulfield, David Dvore, J. W. Goodman, and William Rhodes  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 13, pp. 2263-2265 (1981)

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An iterative method for finding the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of a matrix via incoherent optical matrix-vector multiplication and simple electronic feedback is described.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 21, 1981
Published: July 1, 1981

H. J. Caulfield, David Dvore, J. W. Goodman, and William Rhodes, "Eigenvector determination by noncoherent optical methods," Appl. Opt. 20, 2263-2265 (1981)

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