Abstract

The use of the optical phase conjugation (OPC) process for parallel digital and symbolic optical computing is described. Using spatially encoded logic and symbolic variables, various OPC-based parallel ultrafast optical logic, symbolic as well as interconnect processors are detailed. The proposed devices are experimentally verified using picosecond pulses from a mode-locked Nd3+:YAG laser. Based on these processors, an OPC-based ultrafast optical computing architecture is proposed.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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