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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1988
  • pp: 3437–3441

Honeycomb optical-waveguide networks for parallel signal processing

Kiyoshi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Hirai, and Yoshiharu Yuba  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 16, pp. 3437-3441 (1988)

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A honeycomb waveguide network for parallel signal processing, consisting of single-mode symmetrical Y junctions, is proposed. In this waveguide network, input guided-wave amplitudes are divided and then combined with the amplitudes of the adjacent waveguides. It is shown that the operations of spatial filtering, such as smoothing, edge extraction, and edge enhancement, can be performed. An example of the honeycomb waveguide network is discussed.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 12, 1987
Published: August 15, 1988

Kiyoshi Tsutsumi, Hiroshi Hirai, and Yoshiharu Yuba, "Honeycomb optical-waveguide networks for parallel signal processing," Appl. Opt. 27, 3437-3441 (1988)

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