Accession Number : ADA201881

Title :   Optical Computing 88. Book of Summaries. August 29 - September 2, 1988.

Corporate Author : OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date : 02 Sep 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 255

Abstract : This is the book of summaries for the International Topical Meeting 'Optical Computing 88', to be held in Toulon (France), August 30 - September 2, 1988 with organization by the French Optical Society on behalf of the International Commission for Optics. This meeting is one of a series of topical meetings devoted to Optical Computing, which also includes the meeting held at Lake Tahoe (U.S.A.) in March 1987; plans are being made to hold forthcoming meetings in Salt Lake City (U.S.A.) in March 1989 and in Japan in April 1990. The call for papers of the present meeting attracted considerable response from the community of Optical Computing, so that the Technical Committee was able to compose a multidisciplinary, very international program that seems to announce a very interesting conference. Sessions are arranged to cover the major aspects of Optical Computing. Active and nonlinear components are in a phase of fundamental progress and much is hoped from their emergence in an industrial context. They include liquid crystal devices, whose applications to computing have been renewed by the advent of fast ferroelectric liquid crystal light modulators, but also compound semi-conductors, that are used in a steadily increasing number of demonstration components. (RH)

Descriptors :   *COMPUTATIONS, *LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY SYSTEMS, *NONLINEAR SYSTEMS, *OPTICAL PROCESSING, *OPTICS, BOOKS, COMMUNITIES, DEMONSTRATIONS, FRANCE, INDUSTRIES, INTERNATIONAL, JAPAN

Subject Categories : Optics
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE