© 1986

Optical Bistability III

Proceedings of the Topical Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, Dezember 2–4, 1985

  • Hyatt M. Gibbs
  • Paul Mandel
  • Nasser Peyghambarian
  • S. Desmond Smith
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Optical Circuitry and Computing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. D. Smith, A. C. Walker, F. A. P. Tooley, J. G. H. Mathew, M. R. Taghizadeh
      Pages 8-11
    3. K. Wagner, R. T. Weverka, D. Psaltis
      Pages 16-20
    4. S. D. Smith, P. Mandel
      Pages 22-25
    5. H. M. Gibbs
      Pages 26-27
    6. A. Korpel, A. W. Lohmann
      Pages 28-30
  3. Optical Logic Gates and Parallel Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. J. L. Jewell, Y. H. Lee, J. F. Duffy, A. C. Gossard, W. Wiegmann, J. H. English
      Pages 32-34
    3. Wei Ji, A. K. Kar, U. Keller, J. G. H. Mathew, A. C. Walker
      Pages 35-38
    4. M. Warren, Y. H. Lee, G. R. Olbright, B. P. McGinnis, H. M. Gibbs, N. Peyghambarian et al.
      Pages 39-41
    5. A. Migus, D. Hulin, A. Mysyrowicz, A. Antonetti, N. Peyghambarian, H. M. Gibbs et al.
      Pages 42-44
    6. H. A. Al-Attar, W. J. Firth, H. A. MacKenzie, F. A. P. Tooley, A. C. Walker
      Pages 49-52
    7. P. Nardone, P. Mandel
      Pages 53-56
    8. J. G. H. Mathew, M. R. Taghizadeh, E. Abraham, I. Janossy, S. D. Smith
      Pages 57-60

About these proceedings


This is a collection of papers presented at the Topical Meeting on Optical BistabiJity (OB3) held December 2-4,1985 in Tucson, Arizona. The increase in attendance to almost 200 shows that interest continues to grow in the sub­ ject of optical bistability (OB) and its wider implications both in application to "optical digital computing" and to basic physics, notably instabilities and spatial effects. The maturing of the field is evidenced by the fact that the number of experimental papers has caught up with the number of theoretical ones. These trends were already apparent in OB2 and the 1984 Royal Society Meeting on Optical Bistabilty, Dynamical Nonlinearity and Photonic Logic. Progress in topics included guided-wave OB, mostly ther­ mal, picol'econd switching, studies on quite a number of new materials, op­ tical computing, and pattern recognition using arrays of nonlinear etalons. Theoretical progress ranged from rather practical calculations on device per­ formance, noise effects on switching, and transverse and longitudinal spatial effects to fundamental studies of dynamics, instabilities, and chaos. The Conference also included both theoretical ideas on optical computer archit.ecture and intrinsic OB circuit elements such as as full adder as well as t.he first demonstration of an intrinsic optical circuit in the form of a cas­ cadable loop with bufferd st.ores. A first demostration of a simple pattern recognition algorithm using 2-D arrays of spots on a ZnSe int.erference filter was reported.


Modulator Planar coherence electronics filter glass interference laser optical communication optical computing optoelectronics polarization semiconductor thin films transmission

Editors and affiliations

  • Hyatt M. Gibbs
    • 1
  • Paul Mandel
    • 2
  • Nasser Peyghambarian
    • 1
  • S. Desmond Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Optical Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.Campus PlaineUniversité Libre de BruxellesBruxellesBelgium
  3. 3.Dept. of PhysicsHeriot-Watt UniversityRiccarton, EdinburghScotland, UK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Optical Bistability III
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the Topical Meeting, Tucson, Arizona, Dezember 2–4, 1985
  • Editors Hyatt M. Gibbs
    Paul Mandel
    Nasser Peyghambarian
    S. Desmond Smith
  • Series Title Springer Proceedings in Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-16512-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-46582-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-46580-2
  • Series ISSN 0930-8989
  • Series E-ISSN 1867-4941
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 366
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
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