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Tolerance Requirements For Optically Processed Recordings
Author(s): Bill R. Baker; John W. Corcoran
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Paper Abstract

Optical spectral analysis is finding wider application in data processing. The major advantages of the technique are very high speed and high resolution (Refs. 1,2,3). As an example, the laser beam system considered in this paper can continuously record a signal of several MHz bandwidth with no loss of data. The laser beam recorder may be considered as the input channel of a computer. The data are stored on film in a compact raster format in analog form and can place about a half million samples in the aperture of the optical computer. Because the optical analyzer or computer produces output based upon this large data sample, the resolution of the system is greatly enhanced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0053, Laser Recording and Information Handling Technology I, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.954206
Show Author Affiliations
Bill R. Baker, Ampex Corporation (United States)
John W. Corcoran, Ampex Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0053:
Laser Recording and Information Handling Technology I
Leo Beiser, Editor(s)

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