Abstract

A spatial filtering method is presented which can perform binary logic operations for 2-D data arrays. The logic states are characterized by the state of polarization. This approach performs logic without loss of light. Laboratory experiments are described, and experimental results are shown.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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