The use of the optical phase-conjugation (OPC) process for optical residue computation is proposed. By using an OPC-based parallel switching array, various optical position-coded residue-mapping units for carry-free addition, subtraction, and multiplication operations are described. Experimental results obtained with a picosecond mode-locked Nd3+:YAG laser are presented to support the proposal.
© 1988 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 2, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 1987
Published: February 1, 1988
Yao Li, George Eichmann, Roger Dorsinville, and R. R. Alfano, "Demonstration of a picosecond optical-phase-conjugation-based residue-arithmetic computation," Opt. Lett. 13, 178-180 (1988)