The Role of Optics in Computation
Ravindra A. Athale
The use of optics in signal processing and computing can be traced back to the design and fabrication of an optical processor at the Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (then Willow Run Laboratories) during 1960 for the reconstruction of synthetic aperture radar imagery. This is a very specialized and important application for which optical processors are still being used widely.
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