Patent Number: 8,792,167

Title: Programmable optical computing device employing LED array transducers, non-quadratic phase optical elements, and stacked light modulator elements

Abstract: A monolithic or hybrid integrated optical information processor or optical information processing system having a plurality of non-quadratic phase optical elements, at least one LED array, and plurality of light modulating array elements, each controlled by respective control signals, the system arranged so that each light modulating array element lies in a different plane. In some implementations, at least a portion of the resulting system is implemented in a stack of component materials. In an implementation, an LED array is used as an image source and another LED array is used as an image sensor to transform the processed image into an electrical output.

Inventors: Ludwig; Lester F. (Belmont, CA)

Assignee: Ludwig; Lester F.

International Classification: G02B 27/46 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018