The hybrid optoelectronic correlator (HOC) combines optical and electronic signal processing to achieve the same functionality as traditional optical correlators but without the need for dynamic materials. Here we propose and demonstrate the integration of a PQ:PMMA holographic memory device (HMD) into the HOC as a high-speed all-optical database for reference images. Using a PQ:PMMA HMD for one of the inputs eliminates one of the key speed limitations in the HOC. The observed correlation signal agrees with simulations but highlights the need for high quality holographic substrates in this application.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics