Unconventional Optical Elements for Information Storage, Processing and Communications / Edition 1

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There has been a tremendous growth in optical communications, coupled with a great improvement in optical materials and devices. The present book reviews the current state of the art, addressing the entire spectrum of relevant activities, from enabling research to product development over the entire spectrum of activities, from unconventional imaging and adaptive optics, optical processing, diffractive optics, ultrafast nonlinear optical interactions, novel materials and microfabrication methods, to advanced devices and systems for information storage, processing and communications.
A valuable resource for the researcher, engineer and advanced student interested in development and innovation.

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Editorial Reviews

Papers from an October 1998 workshop overview advances in the field and encourage cooperation in the Mediterranean region. Subject categories include unconventional imaging and processing, diffractive elements and microoptics, nonlinear and ultrafast optics, optical communication, interconnects and switching, laser-material interactions and optical storage, and optical research in Israel. Some specific topics are frequency upconversion of lasers with optical parametric oscillators, computer modeling of optical fibers and waveguides, and laser materials for processing optoelectronics and information storage systems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'The book is very organized and well written, with comprehensive references and subject-author indexes. It will be a valuable reference for scientists, engineers, and graduate students working in a number of areas.'
Optics (amp) Photonics News, October 2001
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792361909
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 10/26/2007
  • Series: Nato Science Partnership Subseries: 3 (closed) , #75
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Unconventional Imaging and Processing
Coherence Methods for Unconventional Imaging Processes 1
Some Diffractive - Optical Systems Based on Novel Gratings 9
Technologies and Potential Applications of Adaptive Optics 15
Pattern Recognition with Joint Transform Correlators -- Recent Developments 21
Storage of 3D Information on 2D Elements 29
Generalized Super Resolution Approach based on the Degrees of Freedom Hyper-space Adaptation 39
Diffractive Elements and Microoptics
Real-Time Holographic Interferometry in Photorefractive BTO Crystals Using Optical Phase Conjugation with a Low Power Laser Diode 51
Planar Diffractive Elements for Compact Optics 61
Design and Fabrication Issues in Subwavelength Diffractive Optical Elements 73
Subwavelength and Quasi-Subwavelength Diffractive Optical Elements 81
Microsystems for Optical Imaging and Interconnects 89
Micro-Optical Components for Information Technology Fabricated via LIGA Technique 99
Nonlinear and Ultrafast Optics
Nonlinear Photonic Engineering: Physics and Applications 109
Novel Optical Phenomena in Near-Critical Photorefractive Crystals: Diffusion Driven Diffraction and Spontaneous Self-Trapping 127
Frequency Upconversion of Lasers with Optical Parametric Oscillators 137
Characterization of Nonlinear Optical Materials for Photonic Applications 143
Adaptive Techniques in Ultrafast Optics 155
Nonlinear Spatio-Temporal Information Processing with Femtosecond Laser Pulses 163
Optical Communication
All-Optical Semiconductor Switching Devices for Applications in Optical Communication Systems 173
Computer Modeling of Optical Fibers and Waveguides 183
Tbit/sec Optical ATM Switch Utilizing Dynamic WDM Technology 195
Towards Uniform Channel Performance in Dynamic WDM Systems and Networks 199
Devices, Interconnects and Switching
Resonant Structures for Optical Processing and Communication 205
Liquid Crystal Spatial Light Modulators as Intracavity Laser Elements and Dynamic Holographic Correctors for Distortions in Optical Systems 217
Fundamental Issues in Optical Interconnections 225
The Electroholographic Optical Switches and Interconnects 235
VIVALDI - Variations on a Theme of Optical Crossbars 241
Laser-Material Interactions and Optical Storage
Laser Materials Processing for Optoelectronics and Information Systems 247
Recording in Quantum Dot Glasses by Pulsed Laser Irradiation 257
Photorefractive Volume Holographic Memories for Associative Storage and Processing in a Multimedia Environment 269
Characteristics and Applications of Volume Phase Holographic Gratings Recorded in Photo-Thermo-Refractive Glasses 279
Optical Research in Israel
Electrooptics in Israel 287
Subject Index 293
Author Index 299
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