Accession Number : ADD002694

Title :   High Speed Optical Matrix Multiplier System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stotts,Larry B

Report Date : 16 Mar 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Matrix-vector multiplication 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 :   *Matrices(Mathematics), *Electrooptics, *Patents, Optical waveguides, Data transmission systems, Polarization, Light modulators, Optical storage, Signal processing

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
      Computer Hardware
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE