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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 704–707

Optical integration of a real-valued function by measurement of a Stokes parameter

G. B. Lemos, P. H. Souto Ribeiro, and S. P. Walborn  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 704-707 (2014)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(200.0200) Optics in computing : Optics in computing
(200.3050) Optics in computing : Information processing
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
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)

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