Accession Number : ADD001241

Title :   High Speed Optical Matrix Multiplier System.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stotts,Larry B

Report Date : 12 May 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The patent application describes a matrix-vector multiplication system which is accomplished by continuous wave polarized light energy transmitted along a plurality of optical waveguides through modulation by a first optical modulator in response to a column vector type input signal and additional modulation by a second optical modulator in response to a row vector type input signal. The resultant modulated light energy outputs are received by a polarization analyzer for transforming modulations in polarization and phase to commensurate amplitude modulations. A photo-responsive storage and integrating means receives the light energy associated with each of the optical waveguides and develops a cumulative signal representative of the matrix-vector multiplication.

Descriptors :   *Semiconductor devices, *Computer applications, *Matrices(Mathematics), Signal processing, Optical processing, Computations, Patents, Optical waveguides

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE