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Nonlinear And Holographic Optical Elements For All-Optical Digital Processing
Author(s): S. Desmond Smith; Mohammad R. Taghizadeh; Ajoy K. Kar
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Paper Abstract

We discuss the capabilities of thermally induced refractive nonlinear logic devices and holographic optical elements for applications in all-optical signal processing and optical digital computing. Optimisation of switching speed and energy based on the present experimental data allow us to believe that operation rates as high as 1012 Hz-cm-2 are possible.

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Date Published: 11 August 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0752, Digital Optical Computing, (11 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939906
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S. Desmond Smith, Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom)
Mohammad R. Taghizadeh, Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom)
Ajoy K. Kar, Heriot-Watt University (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0752:
Digital Optical Computing
Raymond Arrathoon, Editor(s)

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