We propose and demonstrate a modified-signed-digit (MSP) arithmetic to achieve multi-input digital optical computing. Our approach utilizes hybrid addition-subtraction transformation (or weight operation) rules among multiple inputs. This results in operation speeds that exceed those of two-input MSD arithmetic for multi-input computing. Optical’implementation of the proposed multi-input MSD arithmetic by utilizing spatial data encoding and an optical fan-out element is also presented and experimentally demonstrated.
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Shaomin Zhou, Scott Campbell, Weishu Wu, Pochi Yeh, and Hua-Kuang Liu, "Modified-signed-digit arithmetic for multi-input digital optical computing," Appl. Opt. 33, 1507-1516 (1994)