Space-variant logic operations are carried out using an optical parallel processor that is based on polarization encoding and subsequent spatial separation of the encoded light. In this processor a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator is used as an operational kernel that allows a programmable space-variant operation to be performed on a real-time basis by spatially filtering the encoded light pixel by pixel.
© 1989 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 9, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 1989
Published: April 15, 1989
Masashi Hashimoto, Naohisa Mukohzaka, and Ken-ichi Kitayama, "Space-variant operations using an optical parallel processor based on polarization encoding," Opt. Lett. 14, 384-386 (1989)