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The Prospects For Optically Bistable Elements In Optical Computing
Author(s): S. D. Smith; A. C. Walker
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Paper Abstract

Over the past few years there has been a rapid development in the use of optical techniques for communication and information processing. Most successful of these has been fibre-optics technology, now increasingly penetrating communications networks through-out the world. Other optics based technologies, currently being developed include: (i) acousto-optic devices (often in an integrated planar-waveguide format), for radar applications, etc.; (ii) Fourier optics techniques for image enhancement, etc., and (iii) nonlinear convolution or correlation systems, for pattern recognition, etc. These latter techniques all rely upon an analogue processing approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1985
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0492, 1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications, (27 March 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.943723
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S. D. Smith, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)
A. C. Walker, Heriot-Watt University (Scotland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0492:
1984 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems, and Applications
Bouwe Bolger; Hedzer A. Ferwerda, Editor(s)

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