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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1989
  • pp: 384–386

Space-variant operations using an optical parallel processor based on polarization encoding

Masashi Hashimoto, Ken-ichi Kitayama, and Naohisa Mukohzaka  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 8, pp. 384-386 (1989)

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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)

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