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Title: Modules and methods for all photonic computing

Abstract

A method for all photonic computing, comprising the steps of: encoding a first optical/electro-optical element with a two dimensional mathematical function representing input data; illuminating the first optical/electro-optical element with a collimated beam of light; illuminating a second optical/electro-optical element with light from the first optical/electro-optical element, the second optical/electro-optical element having a characteristic response corresponding to an iterative algorithm useful for solving a partial differential equation; iteratively recirculating the signal through the second optical/electro-optical element with light from the second optical/electro-optical element for a predetermined number of iterations; and, after the predetermined number of iterations, optically and/or electro-optically collecting output data representing an iterative optical solution from the second optical/electro-optical element.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Knoxville, TN)
  2. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
873512
Patent Number(s):
US 6178020
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN) ORNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-96OR22464
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
modules; methods; photonic; computing; method; comprising; steps; encoding; optical; electro-optical; element; dimensional; mathematical; function; representing; input; data; illuminating; collimated; beam; light; characteristic; response; corresponding; iterative; algorithm; useful; solving; partial; differential; equation; iteratively; recirculating; signal; predetermined; iterations; optically; electro-optically; collecting; output; solution; output data; optical element; collimated beam; data representing; input data; photonic computing; /359/708/

Citation Formats

Schultz, David R., and Ma, Chao Hung. Modules and methods for all photonic computing. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Schultz, David R., & Ma, Chao Hung. Modules and methods for all photonic computing. United States.
Schultz, David R., and Ma, Chao Hung. Mon . "Modules and methods for all photonic computing". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873512.
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abstractNote = {A method for all photonic computing, comprising the steps of: encoding a first optical/electro-optical element with a two dimensional mathematical function representing input data; illuminating the first optical/electro-optical element with a collimated beam of light; illuminating a second optical/electro-optical element with light from the first optical/electro-optical element, the second optical/electro-optical element having a characteristic response corresponding to an iterative algorithm useful for solving a partial differential equation; iteratively recirculating the signal through the second optical/electro-optical element with light from the second optical/electro-optical element for a predetermined number of iterations; and, after the predetermined number of iterations, optically and/or electro-optically collecting output data representing an iterative optical solution from the second optical/electro-optical element.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2001},
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