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Digital Optics: Progress Towards Practical Applications
Author(s): P. W. Smith
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we describe some of the research presently being done in areas that will have an impact on the future development of digital optical devices. We will mention: nonlinear optical effects in semi-conductor multiple quantum well material and some device applications; new studies of sub-picosecond nonlinear optical glasses and a figure of merit for material evaluation; and picosecond optical pulse shaping and coding. We conclude by identifying some key directions for future research.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0700, 1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf, (8 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.936931
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P. W. Smith, Bell Communications Research, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0700:
1986 Intl Optical Computing Conf
Asher A. Friesem; Emanuel Marom; Joseph Shamir, Editor(s)

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