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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1992
  • pp: 1164–1166

Winner-take-all spatial light modulator

Timothy M. Slagle and Kelvin Wagner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 1164-1166 (1992)

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An optical winner-take-all spatial light modulator has been implemented with very-large-scale integrated-circuit/liquid-crystal device technology. One-dimensional arrays varying in size from 2 to 64 units and a 32 × 32 unit two-dimensional array have been fabricated and have demonstrated winner-take-all behavior. These devices have potential uses in optical implementations of correlators, associative memories, and unsupervised learning systems.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 23, 1992
Published: August 15, 1992

Timothy M. Slagle and Kelvin Wagner, "Winner-take-all spatial light modulator," Opt. Lett. 17, 1164-1166 (1992)

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