Implementation of associative memory using grating structures. Academic Article uri icon


  • An associative-memory model and its optical implementation with grating structures are presented. The transmission function of each pixel of the content-addressable memory is calculated by use of scalar diffraction theory. The filter of the calculated transmission function can be fabricated with computer-generated holography and a multiexposure holographic technique. The proposed approach is found useful in terms of storage and the simple thresholding at the number of on-state pixels in the input.

published proceedings

  • Appl Opt

author list (cited authors)

  • Rizvi, A. A., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Rizvi, AA||Zubairy, MS

publication date

  • June 1994