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Real‐time image processing via four‐wave mixing in a photorefractive medium

White, Jeffrey O. and Yariv, Amnon (1980) Real‐time image processing via four‐wave mixing in a photorefractive medium. Applied Physics Letters, 37 (1). pp. 5-7. ISSN 0003-6951. doi:10.1063/1.91700.

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We report the application of four‐wave mixing to real‐time image processing. We constructed a nonlinear optical processor using a photorefractive medium Bi_(12)SiO_(20) and demonstrated that it is capable of convolving and correlating objects with spatial information.

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Additional Information:© 1980 American Institute of Physics. Received 21 January 1980; accepted for publication 14 April 1980. The authors would like to thank our colleague Y. Kubota for many helpful discussions and technical assistance. We also thank the Army Research Office in Durham, N.C. for their financial support.
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Subject Keywords:images; data processing; refractivity; photons; optical equipment; data; nonlinear optics; holography; correlations; bismuth silicates; spatial distribution
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Classification Code:PACS: 42.65.-k; 42.40.-i; 42.30.Kq; 42.30.Sy
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Official Citation:Real-time image processing via four-wave mixing in a photorefractive medium Jeffrey O. White and Amnon Yariv, Appl. Phys. Lett. 37, 5 (1980), DOI:10.1063/1.91700
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