An optical method for a fully parallel analog-to-digital conversion is proposed. The proposed method is carried out by means of intensity transformations of an analog input image and the thresholding for the transformed images and is suitable for two-dimensional implementation based on spatial light modulators. The intensity transformations are implemented by a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator, and thresholding is simulated by computer in consideration of the optical realization.
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Yoshio Hayasaki, Masahiko Mori, and Nobuo Nishida, "Optical image transformations for fully parallel optical analog-to-digital conversion," Appl. Opt. 37, 3607-3611 (1998)