optical processing

optical processing

[′äp·tə·kəl ′prä‚ses·iŋ]
(computer science)
The use of light, including visible and infrared, to handle data-processing information.
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Optical processing comes at a pivotal time of change in computing.
Our tendency to solely use intensity results from the static sensor technology that is available, which offer very limited ability to dynamically reconfigure their function or perform any optical processing. In super-pixels we will co-develop a new integrated sensor platform that will revolutionize the way we process light to allow the full utilization of its fundamental properties.
The GENESYS project, which was granted [pounds sterling]0.5m in funding from Innovate UK, applied Optalysys's unique optical processing technology to perform large-scale DNA sequence alignment.
Optics Letters covers the latest research in optical science, including optical measurements, optical components and devices, atmospheric optics, biomedical optics, Fourier optics, integrated optics, optical processing, optoelectronics, lasers, nonlinear optics, optical storage and holography, optical coherence, polarization, quantum electronics, ultrafast optical phenomena, photonic crystals, and fiber optics.
Stubkjaer, "Semiconductor optical amplifier-based all-optical gates for high-speed optical processing," IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, vol.
Since phase-sensitive amplifiers (PSA) have the potential applications in optical communication, optical processing, photon detection, and optical spectroscopy and sensing [10], it is significant and crucial to model and investigate phase-sensitive amplification in SOI waveguide by using the coupled NLS equations describing power and phase of the optical waves for nonlinear photonic integration.
Coherent optical processing has been widely recognised as the breakthrough technology in telecommunications for cost-effectively scaling 40G and 100G networks, and beyond, using simpler planning and deployment methods.
Generally, the optical processing technology sits at one end of a flexible optical fibre that can pass through body cavities such as the gastrointestinal tract.
This method can be applied not only to the design of micro color splitters, but can be extended to the design of other nano-scale optical processing systems.
Specific areas of interest identified by the Chairs for papers are: Advances in Digital Holography Techniques, 3D Imaging and Display Systems, Computer Generated Holograms, Digital Holographic Microscopy, Digital Holographic Optical Processing, Biomedical Applications, Metrology and Profilometry and Novel Applications of Digital Holography.
After two decades of research on optical processing technologies, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colo., have learned that greater precision in the manufacturing process occurs by taking double advantage of photons.
Today, several application-specific optical processing instruments have been developed that support research into even faster rates and more complex modulation schemes.