A spatial filtering method is presented which can perform binary logic operations for 2-D data arrays. The logic states are characterized by the state of polarization. This approach performs logic without loss of light. Laboratory experiments are described, and experimental results are shown.
© 1987 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 7, 1986
Published: January 1, 1987
Adolf W. Lohmann and Jutta Weigelt, "Spatial filtering logic based on polarization," Appl. Opt. 26, 131-135 (1987)