We experimentally implement an optical algorithm for integration of a real-valued bivariate function. A user-defined function is encoded in the position-dependent phase of one of the polarization components of an optical beam. The integral of this function is retrieved by measuring a Stokes parameter of the polarization. We analyze the performance of the system as an integration device.
© 2014 Optical Society of America
Optics in Computing
Original Manuscript: October 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 4, 2014
Published: March 11, 2014
G. B. Lemos, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, and S. P. Walborn, "Optical integration of a real-valued function by measurement of a Stokes parameter," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 31, 704-707 (2014)