Optical Information Processing

  • Yu. E. Nesterikhin
  • George W. Stroke
  • Winston E. Kock

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. V. A. Arbuzov, V. A. Fedorov
    Pages 1-11
  3. N. D. Goldina, Yu. V. Troitsky
    Pages 75-83
  4. I. N. Kompanets, A. A. Vasiliev, A. G. Sobolev
    Pages 129-152
  5. V. P. Koronkevich, G. A. Lenkova, I. A. Mikhal’tsova, V. G. Remesnik, V. A. Fateev, V. G. Tsukerman
    Pages 153-170
  6. A. Korpel
    Pages 171-193
  7. E. G. Kostsov, V. K. Malinovski, Yu. E. Nesterikhin, A. N. Potapov
    Pages 195-202
  8. B. E. Krivenkov, S. V. Mikhlyaev, P. E. Tverdokhleb, Yu. V. Chugui
    Pages 203-217
  9. Sing H. Lee
    Pages 255-279
  10. George W. Stroke, Maurice Halioua
    Pages 281-311
  11. A. Vander Lugt
    Pages 347-368
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 369-401

About this book


This volume contains the complete set of papers presented at the First U. S. -U. S. S. R. Sciences Cooperation Seminar on "Optical Information Processing" held at the U. S. National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D. C. from 16 - 20 June 1975 under the sponsorship of the National Science Foundation in cooperation with the U. S. S. R. Academy of Sciences. The papers present the latest theoretical advances and ex­ perimental state of the art in the newly developing field of "opti­ cal information processing", with particular emphasis on appli­ cations to communication, information storage and processing. Digital as well as optical systems are discussed in terms of concepts and implementations. Included are coherent and inco­ herent optical processing systems (for images and signals), materials and devices for optical computing, acousto-optic signal processing, memories (optical, digital and holographic), optical logic and optically-accessed digital stores, non-linear optical processing, as well as an analysis of the information capacity of optical processing systems and a report on new ex­ tensions of information processing in synthetic aperture radar. Detailed configurations and new manufacturing techniques for several components are presented, including such topics as "asymmetric interference fringes in reflected light" and' kino­ form optical elements" of very high quality; these are phase plates having a carefully controlled thickness, somewhat com­ parable to the famous Schmidt plates and which could have an important role in many optical computer and communications systems.


capacity computer foundation information information processing interference logic manufacturing material materials optical computing quality radar signal signal processing

Editors and affiliations

  • Yu. E. Nesterikhin
    • 1
  • George W. Stroke
    • 2
  • Winston E. Kock
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of AutomationAcademy of Sciences of the USSR Siberian BranchNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.State University of New YorkStony BrookUSA
  3. 3.University of CincinnatiUSA

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