Abstract

We describe a parallel optical processor, based on a lenslet array, that provides general linear two-dimensional transformations using noncoherent light. Such a processor could become useful in image- and signal-processing applications in which the throughput requirements cannot be adequately satisfied by state-of-the-art digital processors. Experimental results that illustrate the feasibility of the processor by demonstrating its use in parallel optical computation of the two-dimensional Walsh–Hadamard transformation are presented.

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