Design of optical decoders using a polarization-encoded optical shadow-casting scheme. Academic Article uri icon


  • We present the design of various decoders in the polarization-encoded optical shadow-casting scheme (POSC). A general algorithm is used to design these multioutput combinational logic units with separate and simultaneous generation of outputs. In particular, the design of a binary coded decimal (BCD) to an Octal decoder and a BCD to an Excess-3 converter is presented for a fixed source plane as well as a fixed decoding mask. The results have been verified experimentally.

published proceedings

  • Appl Opt

author list (cited authors)

  • Rizvi, R. A., Zaheer, K., & Zubairy, M. S.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Rizvi, RA||Zaheer, K||Zubairy, MS

publication date

  • December 1988