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Published September 10, 1993 | public
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Optical network for real-time face recognition


An optical network is described that is capable of recognizing at standard video rates the identity of faces for which it has been trained. The faces are presented under a wide variety of conditions to the system and the classification performance is measured. The system is trained by gradually adapting photorefractive holograms.

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© Copyright 1993 Optical Society of America Received 9 November 1992. This work is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. We thank A. Grot and Jiafu Luo for helping us fabricate the spatial filters, K. Curtis and R. Denkewalter for many stimulating discussions and their help, and all the members of our group for their patience in participating in this experiment as training or testing sets.


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