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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)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000384


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Abstract

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

History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 1989
Published: April 15, 1989

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-8-384

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