Demonstration: A Photorefractive Correlator for Robotic Applications
Recent advances in solid state lasers, liquid crystal spatial
light modulators, computer generated holograms, and
nonlinear optical materials have opened new opportunities
for photonic technologies in the field of parallel processing
and computing. To explore some industrial applications
of these technologies, the Commission of the European
Communities started in 1989 an ESPRIT* project, bringing together, in a precompetitive consortium, industrial
partners (Thomson-CSF in France, KRUPP in Germany), a national research center (RISØ in Denmark), and a university (Universitat Erlangen in Germany).
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