Springer Proceedings in Physics

Optical Bistability III

Proceedings of the Topical Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, Dezember 2–4, 1985

Editors: Gibbs, H.M., Mandel, P., Peyghambarian, N., Smith, S.D. (Eds.)

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This is a collection of papers presented at the Topical Meeting on Optical BistabiJity (OB3) held December 2-4,1985 in Tucson, Arizona. The increase in attendance to almost 200 shows that interest continues to grow in the sub­ ject of optical bistability (OB) and its wider implications both in application to "optical digital computing" and to basic physics, notably instabilities and spatial effects. The maturing of the field is evidenced by the fact that the number of experimental papers has caught up with the number of theoretical ones. These trends were already apparent in OB2 and the 1984 Royal Society Meeting on Optical Bistabilty, Dynamical Nonlinearity and Photonic Logic. Progress in experiment.al topics included guided-wave OB, mostly ther­ mal, picol'econd switching, studies on quite a number of new materials, op­ tical computing, and pattern recognition using arrays of nonlinear etalons. Theoretical progress ranged from rather practical calculations on device per­ formance, noise effects on switching, and transverse and longitudinal spatial effects to fundamental studies of dynamics, instabilities, and chaos. The Conference also included both theoretical ideas on optical computer archit.ecture and intrinsic OB circuit elements such as as full adder as well as t.he first demonstration of an intrinsic optical circuit in the form of a cas­ cadable loop with bufferd st.ores. A first demostration of a simple pattern recognition algorithm using 2-D arrays of spots on a ZnSe int.erference filter was reported.

Table of contents (96 chapters)

  • Optical Bistability and the Digital Optical Computers

    Lohmann, A. W.

    Pages 2-3

  • Nonlinear Optical Associative Memories

    Psaltis, D.

    Pages 4-7

  • Demonstration of a Triple Bistable-Element Loop Circuit for a Digital Parallel All-Optical Computer

    Smith, S. D. (et al.)

    Pages 8-11

  • All-Optical Computing — Circuit and Component Designs

    Wherrett, B. S.

    Pages 12-15

  • Threshold Device Tolerance Requirements in Digital Optical Computers

    Wagner, K. (et al.)

    Pages 16-20

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Optical Bistability III
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the Topical Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, Dezember 2–4, 1985
Editors
  • Hyatt M. Gibbs
  • Paul Mandel
  • Nasser Peyghambarian
  • S. Desmond Smith
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Physics
Series Volume
8
Copyright
1986
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-46580-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-46580-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-46582-6
Series ISSN
0930-8989
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 366
Topics