Accession Number : ADP008619

Title :   Design and Demonstration of an Opto-Electronic Neural Network Using Fixed Planar Holographic Interconnects,

Corporate Author : ARIZONA UNIV TUCSON OPTICAL SCIENCES CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Keller, Paul E. ; Gmitro, Arthur F.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A key element of most neural network systems is the massive number of weighted interconnections used to tie relatively simple processing nodes together in a useful architecture. The inherent parallelism and interconnection capability of optics make it a likely candidate for the implementation of the neural network interconnection process. While there are several optical technologies worth exploring, we are looking at the capabilities and limitations of using fixed planar holographic interconnects in a neural network system and have implemented an initial test system using planar holograms and opto-electronic nodes.

Descriptors :   *ELECTROOPTICS, *NEURAL NETS, *HOLOGRAPHY, CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTIONS, LIGHT SOURCES, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, OPTICAL LENSES.

Subject Categories : Electrooptical and Optoelectronic Devices
      Plasma Physics and Magnetohydrodynamics
      Holography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE