optical information system

optical information system

[′äp·tə·kəl ‚in·fər′mā·shən ‚sis·təm]
(computer science)
A device that uses light to process information; consists of one or several light sources, a one- or two-dimensional plane of data such as a film transparency, lens, or other optical component, and a detector. Also known as optical information processor.
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During the same week, OIS 90, Meckler Corporation's 10th Annual Optical Information Systems Conference and Exhibition, was devoted to optical storage and digital document image automation.
The book concludes with a directory of producers and distributors of products and a bibliography on optical information systems.