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24 December 1980 Digital Correlation By Optical Convolution/Correlation
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Attention is given to various methods by which the accuracy achieveable and the dynamic range requirements of an optical computer can be enhanced. A new time position coding acousto-optic technique for optical residue arithmetic processing is presented and experimental demonstration is included. Major attention is given to the implementation of a correlator operating on digital or decimal encoded signals. Using a convolution description of multiplication, we realize such a correlator by optical convolution in one dimension and optical correlation in the other dimension of a optical system. A coherent matched spatial filter system operating on digital encoded signals, a noncoherent processor operating on complex-valued digital-encoded data, and a real-time multi-channel acousto-optic system for such operations are described and experimental verifications are included.
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Joel Trimble, David Casasent, Demetri Psaltis, Frank Caimi, Mark Carlotto, and Deborah Neft "Digital Correlation By Optical Convolution/Correlation", Proc. SPIE 0241, Real-Time Signal Processing III, (24 December 1980); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.959239
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