A monolithic processor array for stochastic relaxation using optical random number generation
The architecture of an electronic retina for image processing by stochastic relaxation is described. It consists of a 2-D array whose PE implementation uses both analog and digital devices, and is specifically designed to take advantage of an optical random number generator. It is well suited to applications where the input data is a grey-level picture, the output data is a binary picture, and the energy model is a generalization of the Ising model with external field.
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