Modules and methods for all photonic computing
Abstract
A method for all photonic computing, comprising the steps of: encoding a first optical/electrooptical element with a two dimensional mathematical function representing input data; illuminating the first optical/electrooptical element with a collimated beam of light; illuminating a second optical/electrooptical element with light from the first optical/electrooptical element, the second optical/electrooptical 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/electrooptical element with light from the second optical/electrooptical element for a predetermined number of iterations; and, after the predetermined number of iterations, optically and/or electrooptically collecting output data representing an iterative optical solution from the second optical/electrooptical element.
 Inventors:

 Knoxville, TN
 Oak Ridge, TN
 Issue Date:
 Research Org.:
 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
 OSTI Identifier:
 873512
 Patent Number(s):
 6178020
 Assignee:
 UTBattelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
 DOE Contract Number:
 AC0596OR22464
 Resource Type:
 Patent
 Country of Publication:
 United States
 Language:
 English
 Subject:
 modules; methods; photonic; computing; method; comprising; steps; encoding; optical; electrooptical; 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; electrooptically; 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.
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abstractNote = {A method for all photonic computing, comprising the steps of: encoding a first optical/electrooptical element with a two dimensional mathematical function representing input data; illuminating the first optical/electrooptical element with a collimated beam of light; illuminating a second optical/electrooptical element with light from the first optical/electrooptical element, the second optical/electrooptical 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/electrooptical element with light from the second optical/electrooptical element for a predetermined number of iterations; and, after the predetermined number of iterations, optically and/or electrooptically collecting output data representing an iterative optical solution from the second optical/electrooptical element.},
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