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    General-purpose acousto-optic connectionist processor

    Naughton, Thomas J. and Javadpour, Zohreh and Keating, John and Klima, Milos and Rott, Jiri (1999) General-purpose acousto-optic connectionist processor. Optical Engineering, 38 (7). pp. 1170-1177. ISSN 0091-3286

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    We present a reconfigurable optical implementation of an acousto-optic algebra processor, based on a calomel (single crystal mercurous chloride) matrix-vector multiplier. Two successful applications are demonstrated: neural network training and curve detection. In the first, a perceptron learns two-input Boolean functions. in the second, a connec- tionist model of the Hough transform is generalized to handle arbitrary curves. Experiments for line detection and circle detection are performed, and the Hough transform's throughput is solely limited by the update latency of the acousto-optic unit.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cire as: Thomas J. Naughton, Zohreh Javadpour, John G. Keating, Milos Klima, Jiri Rott, "General purpose acousto-optic connectionist processor," Optical Engineering 38(7), (1 July 1999).
    Keywords: acousto-optics; optical processor; optical neural network; Hough transform; calomel;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Item ID: 8621
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    Depositing User: Thomas Naughton
    Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2017 15:49
    Journal or Publication Title: Optical Engineering
    Publisher: SPIE Press
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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