Abstract

A novel polarization- and space-encoded parallel optical fuzzy logic processor is proposed and demonstrated by use of optical fan-out elements and polarization multiplexing. Sixteen fuzzy logic operations between two inputs are achieved with a simple data-encoding scheme. Our system exhibits a high operation speed, a high signal-to-noise ratio, a large information throughput, and the capacity to operate on two channels of polarization states independently.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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