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Optical Engineering

Materials Requirements For Optical Processing And Computing Devices
Author(s): Armand R. Tanguay
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Paper Abstract

Devices for optical processing and computing systems are discussed, with emphasis on the materials requirements imposed by functional constraints. Generalized optical processing and computing systems are described in order to identify principal categories of requisite components for complete system implementation. Three principal device categories are selected for analysis in some detail: spatial light modulators, volume holographic optical elements, and bistable optical devices. The implications for optical processing and computing systems of the materials requirements identified for these device categories are described, and directions for future research are proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1985
PDF: 17 pages
Opt. Eng. 24(1) 240102 doi: 10.1117/12.7973419
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 24, Issue 1
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Armand R. Tanguay, University of Southern California (United States)


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