An acoustooptic technique was used to design and construct a prototype of a processor capable of multiplying a 128 × 128 complex-element matrix by a 128 complex-element vector. The device was specified to execute 105 matrix–vector products per second with 8-bit resolution. The performance of each component of the prototype was evaluated, as was the impact of component performance on system performance.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 26, 1988
Published: September 15, 1989
Eugene P. Mosca, Richard D. Griffin, Frank P. Pursel, and John N. Lee, "Acoustooptical matrix-vector product processor: implementation issues," Appl. Opt. 28, 3843-3851 (1989)