1 March 1993 Fabry-Pérot confocal resonator optical associative memory
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unique optical associative memory architecture is presented that combines the optical processing environment of a Fabry-Pérot confocal resonator with the dynamic storage and recall properties of volume holograms. The confocal resonator reduces the size and complexity of previous associative memory architectures by folding a large number of discrete optical components into an integrated, compact optical processing environment. Experimental results demonstrate the system is capable of recalling a complete object from memory when presented with partial information about the object. A Fourier optics model of the system's operation shows it implements a spatially continuous version of a discrete, binary Hopfield neural network associative memory.
Thomas J. Burns, Thomas J. Burns, Steven K. Rogers, Steven K. Rogers, George A. Vogel, George A. Vogel, } "Fabry-Pérot confocal resonator optical associative memory," Optical Engineering 32(3), (1 March 1993). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.61204 . Submission:

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