9 November 1993 Partial response precoding for parallel readout optical memories
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The data density that can be resolved in optical memories is limited by the inherently bandlimited nature of optical systems. In this paper, we show how a precoding technique used in serial communications, Partial Response (PR) precoding, can be applied to a parallel readout optical system to pre-compensate for the spatial data broadening that occurs as a result of this bandlimiting. We examine the performance of 1+D PR precoding, a particular form of PR precoding, in an unapodized coherent imaging system. However, this technique can also be applied to other readout systems. A factor of 15 improvement in average worst case contrast ratio and a factor of 11 improvement in average contrast ratio were measured experimentally. Approximately 50% more area would be needed to achieve the same contrast ratio in a system without precoding. PR precoding was also found to be robust to defocusing and slight tilts, and can be used with a broad range of detector sizes.
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Brita H. Olson, Sadik C. Esener, "Partial response precoding for parallel readout optical memories", Proc. SPIE 2026, Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories, (9 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163624; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.163624

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