Abstract

Using residue arithmetic it is possible to perform additions, subtractions, multiplications, and polynomial evaluation without the necessity for carry operations. Calculations can, therefore, be performed in a fully parallel manner. Several different optical methods for performing residue arithmetic operations are described. A possible combination of such methods to form a matrix vector multiplier is considered. The potential advantages of optics in performing these kinds of operations are discussed.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

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