We report on the feasibility of using an optical fiber network to perform an edge-detection operation on a given image. If implemented in a hybrid optoelectronic format, the high time–bandwidth product of optical fiber and the supporting optoelectronics can be exploited to form a powerful processing subsystem for use in image-processing tasks. The application detailed here is only intended as a proof-of-principle demonstration; similar networks can be designed for the processing of high-bandwidth signals.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 31, 1992
Published: February 15, 1993
I. Ahmed, I. Andonovic, and B. Culshaw, "Fiber-optic edge-enhancement network," Opt. Lett. 18, 284-286 (1993)