23 March 1986 "Real-Time Optical Laboratory Linear Algebra Solution Of Partial Differential Equations"
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A Space Integrating (SI) Optical Linear Algebra Processor (OLAP) employing space and frequency-multiplexing, new partitioning and data flow, and achieving high accuracy performance with a non base-2 number system is described. Laboratory data on the performance of this system and the solution of parabolic Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) is provided. A multi-processor OLAP system is also described for the first time. It use in the solution of multiple banded matrices that frequently arise is then discussed. The utility and flexibility of this processor compared to digital systolic architectures should be apparent.
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David Casasent, James Jackson, ""Real-Time Optical Laboratory Linear Algebra Solution Of Partial Differential Equations"", Proc. SPIE 0698, Real-Time Signal Processing IX, (23 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.976268; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976268
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