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A short history of optical computing: rise, decline, and evolution
Author(s): Pierre Ambs
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Paper Abstract

This paper gives a brief historical review of the development of optical computing from the early years, 60 years ago, until today. All the major inventions in the field were made in the sixties, generating a lot of enthusiasm. However it is between 1980 and 2000, that optical computing had its golden age with numerous new technologies and innovating optical processors been designed and constructed for real applications. Today the field of optical computing has evolved and its results benefit to new research topics such as nanooptics, biophotonics, or communication systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 2009
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 7388, Ninth International Conference on Correlation Optics, 73880H (31 December 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.849816
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Pierre Ambs, Univ. de Haute Alsace (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7388:
Ninth International Conference on Correlation Optics
Oleg V. Angelsky, Editor(s)

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