1 November 1996 Transmissive liquid crystal light valve for parallelism optical thresholding operation
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A transmissive liquid crystal valve for carrying out optical thresholding operations is proposed. It operates in parallel, that is, all the pixels of input are processed together simultaneously. The device is based on an amorphous silicon photoconductor and the features of liquid crystals. It does not require control architecture using very large scale integration (VLSI), so we can achieve a larger aperture ratio, higher resolution (more than 45 lines/mm), and a higher space-bandwidth product (more than 4 X 105 pixels). Its response time is about 10 ms. Its processing capacity can reach approximately 2 X 107 thresholding operations/s. The light valve does not break the beam propagation path, and can plug and play easily in optical processing and neural network systems. Its design, fabrication, and thresholding features are presented.
Yong-Jing Wang, Zhuanyun Guo, Zhi-Guo Meng, YanXin Zhang, Teiqun Zhang, Shaozhen Xiong, "Transmissive liquid crystal light valve for parallelism optical thresholding operation," Optical Engineering 35(11), (1 November 1996). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.601071
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