A method of optical matrix–matrix multiplication is presented. The feasibility of the method is also experimentally demonstrated by the use of a dichromated-gelatin multifocus holographic lens (hololens). With the specific values of matrices chosen, the average percentage error between the theoretical and experimental data of the elements of the output matrix of the multiplication of some specific pairs of 3 × 3 matrices is 0.4%, which corresponds to an 8-bit accuracy.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 16, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 1984
Published: August 1, 1984
Yin-Zhong Liang and H. K. Liu, "Optical matrix–matrix multiplication method demonstrated by the use of a multifocus hololens," Opt. Lett. 9, 322-324 (1984)