Optical Computing

Authored by: H. John Caulfield

Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781439850978
eBook ISBN: 9781351247184
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This entry provides an introduction to optical computing. The author provides a thoughtful discussion of what optical computing is and what it is not. Advantages and disadvantages of optical computing are contemplated, and the concept of optical computing is provided for optical pattern recognition, optical algebra and neural networks, and optical interconnections. Finally, a short discussion of optical computing systems and components is provided.

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