An optical learning network with amplitude detection

Chau Jern Cheng, Ken Y. Hsu, Tai Chiung Hsieh, Pochi Yeh

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An optical learning network using photorefractive holograms with grating amplitude detection is presented and demonstrated. The Stoke's principle for light is used to realize both bipolar weight changes and bipolar activities for perceptron learning. The bipolar detection is achieved by using a double Mach-Zehnder interferometer and an electronic subtractor at the output port. Experimental results show that a zero or near to zero threshold value, the network can be trained to dichotomize the input patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Computing
EditorsFedor V. Karpushko, George V. Sinitsyn, Sergey P. Apanasevich, Andrey M. Goncharenko
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780819410061
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jul 12
Externally publishedYes
EventTopical Meeting on Optical Computing 1992 - Minsk, Belarus
Duration: 1992 Jun 291992 Jul 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherTopical Meeting on Optical Computing 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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