2 February 1993 Optical and systolic implementation of an artificial neural network
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The optical implementation of a locally interconnected systolic architecture of a neural network is considered in this paper. In the design presented here, the Hopfield model, one of the widely researched artificial neural network, is formulated as a consecutive matrix-vector multiplication problem with some prespecified threshold operations. The multiplication array structure is derived from a cascaded dependence graph with nonlinear assignment. By the same nonlinear assignment, a locally interconnected systolic array with bidirectional communicational links is then obtained. Each processing element in the systolic array is treated as a neuron and the synaptic strengths are stored in it. The optical design employs a liquid crystal light valve (LCLV) structure to implement the matrix-vector multiplier. The paper will show that the optical and systolic implementation of the neural networks achieves a higher precision in computation.
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Susamma Barua "Optical and systolic implementation of an artificial neural network", Proc. SPIE 1773, Photonics for Computers, Neural Networks, and Memories, (2 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.983197; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.983197

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