Optical expert system based on matrix-algebraic formulation

Jack Y. Jau, F. Kiamilev, Y. Fainman, S. Esener, Sing H. Lee

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Scopus citations


This paper describes an expert system paradigm based on matrix algebra. The knowledge base of the expert system is stored in binary matrices, while the learning and inference processes are done by matrix algebra operations. This method is highly parallel and can take full advantage of the inherent parallelism and connectivity of optics. An optoelectronic architecture that implements this system is presented. In addition, the method is compared with the sequential search methods written in the programming language PROLOG to illustrate their differences and commonalities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5170-5175
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 15 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


Dive into the research topics of 'Optical expert system based on matrix-algebraic formulation'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this