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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1988
  • pp: 3442–3444

Design for a massive all-optical bidirectional associative memory: the big BAM

Jason M. Kinser, H. John Caulfield, and Joseph Shamir  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 16, pp. 3442-3444 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.003442


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Abstract

An optical bidirectional associative memory offering a potential of operating up to 106 neurons with 1012 interconnections is described. Except possibly for input and output all operations are optical and parallel.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 1987
Published: August 15, 1988

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Jason M. Kinser, H. John Caulfield, and Joseph Shamir, "Design for a massive all-optical bidirectional associative memory: the big BAM," Appl. Opt. 27, 3442-3444 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-16-3442


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