In recent years fuzzy-logic-based controllers have become the preferred tool for implementing control mechanisms in high-complexity systems. We suggest novel implementations of a basic fuzzy controller. First, we show the principles of fuzzy-logic control and explain the concept behind the optical controller. Next we review a one-dimensional fuzzy-logic-based optoelectronic controller that was suggested in 1994. Finally, we present a novel two-dimensional optical control approach accompanied by computer simulations of an inverted pendulum. The two-dimensional setup is first given for a dual-input controller and then expanded to a multi-input controller.
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(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(200.3760) Optics in computing : Logic-based optical processing
Eran Gur, David Mendlovic, and Zeev Zalevsky, "Optical Implementation of Fuzzy-Logic Controllers. Part I," Appl. Opt. 37, 6937-6945 (1998)