All-optical integrated system for 2D data wavelet transform and compression
Optical transform is considered as a powerful tool for optical signal/image handling. Efficient schemes for data compression at the speed of light can be implemented, enabling lower processing requirements, energy efficiency, lower latency (transmission time), reduced memory usage. The goal is the development of parallel processing systems for 2D optical data maintaining functionalities in the optical domain. In this paper we present an all-optical integrated system for wavelet based decomposition and compression of 2D optical data.