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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1986
  • pp: 118–120

Associative holographic memory with feedback using phase-conjugate mirrors

B. H. Soffer, G. J. Dunning, Y. Owechko, and E. Marom  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 2, pp. 118-120 (1986)

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We describe an all-optical associative memory system that uses a holographic data base. Phase-conjugate mirrors are used to provide optical feedback, thresholding, and gain. Analysis and preliminary experiments are discussed.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 30, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 1985
Published: February 1, 1986

B. H. Soffer, G. J. Dunning, Y. Owechko, and E. Marom, "Associative holographic memory with feedback using phase-conjugate mirrors," Opt. Lett. 11, 118-120 (1986)

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