28 November 1984 Convolver-Based Optical Systolic Processing Architectures
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Optical systolic processors perform rapid parallel multiplications of vector and matrix elements. These multiplications may be performed by convolving the digits of individual numbers. Current transducers (particularly acousto-optic cells) make time-domain convolution the method of choice. A time-domain convolver can operate in a time-integrating or space-integrating mode. These two modes can be considered as variations of a basic multiplier unit. Starting with the basic multiplier, four matrix-vector and two matrix-matrix multipliers can be derived. Some of these processors are new and some have been previously identified. Within this unifying framework the performance of all these pro-cessors may be analyzed and design tradeoffs identified.
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Steven Cartwright, Steven Cartwright, } "Convolver-Based Optical Systolic Processing Architectures", Proc. SPIE 0495, Real-Time Signal Processing VII, (28 November 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944020; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.944020


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