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Analogies Of Optical And Digital Technology: Evolution And Motivation
Author(s): Bernard W. Vatz
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Paper Abstract

Electro/acousto optic technology has been proposed for a number of advanced programs. A review of these developments and their maturity lead to the apparent conclusion that the primary application of electro/acousto optics may be in ultra-high speed matrix or Fourier multiplication. Their current use and maturity are not sufficient to compete with digital electronics in other areas. A significant amount of basic research is still required to achieve demonstrative results which lead to technology insertion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 1980
PDF: 22 pages
Proc. SPIE 0214, Acousto-Optic Bulk Wave Devices, (17 April 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958401
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Bernard W. Vatz, US Army Ballistic Missile Defense (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0214:
Acousto-Optic Bulk Wave Devices
Joseph B. Houston, Editor(s)

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