Accession Number : ADA138843

Title :   Real-Time Implementation of Nonlinear Optical Processing Functions.

Descriptive Note : Annual technical rept. 15 Jun 82-15 Jun 83,

Corporate Author : HUGHES RESEARCH LABS MALIBU CA

Personal Author(s) : Soffer,B H

PDF Url : ADA138843

Report Date : Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : Optical data processing has not yet achieved its potential of increased capacity and speed compared with conventional electronic techniques, primarily for lack of a practical real-time image modulator, and because optical techniques have been almost exclusively limited to linear operations. The continuing research outlined in this report attacks these issues by studying the implementation of real-time nonlinear parallel-processing techniques. The various implementations studied in this program all employed real-time liquid-crystal light valves developed and specially modified for these tasks.

Descriptors :   *Optical processing, *Nonlinear systems, *Data processing, *Real time, Parallel processing, Optical data, Liquid crystals, Holography, Gratings(Spectra), Substrates, Transformations

Subject Categories : Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE