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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1986
  • pp: 186–188

Associative memories based on message-bearing optical modes in phase-conjugate resonators

Amnon Yariv and Sze-Keung Kwong  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 186-188 (1986)

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We describe in generic terms a class of associative memory that is based on (1) an oscillating message-bearing optical mode in a resonator containing a multimessage hologram, (2) image-selective (discriminatory) amplification of the desired picture in a photorefractive crystal, and (3) phase-conjugate reflection.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 30, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 1986
Published: March 1, 1986

Amnon Yariv and Sze-Keung Kwong, "Associative memories based on message-bearing optical modes in phase-conjugate resonators," Opt. Lett. 11, 186-188 (1986)

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