Accession Number : ADD005834

Title :   Integrated Optical Matrix Multiplier.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Stotts,Larry B ; Catano,Paul S

Report Date : 14 Nov 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An optical waveguide of photoconductive material is positioned parallel to at least one other optical waveguide of electrooptical material. A first electrode is positioned between the two optial waveguides and second and third electrodes are positioned contiguous to the optical waveguides and opposite the first electrode. When light energy signals representative of a row vector function are propagated along the second optical waveguide, a polarization modulated output signal is developed by the second optical waveguide. By adding several electrooptical waveguide, analyzer, and detector sections in electrical parallel to the first electrooptical subsystem, the row-column vector multiplier is made to function as a matrix vector multiplier.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Optical waveguides, *Electrooptics, Integrated systems, Dielectrics, Real time, Electrodes, Signal processing, Matrices(Circuits)

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Fiber Optics and Integrated Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE