Unconventional Optical Elements for Information Storage, Processing and Communications

  • E. Marom
  • N. A. Vainos
  • A. A. Friesem
  • J. W. Goodman
  • E. Rosenfeld

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASHT, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Unconventional Imaging and Processing

  3. Diffractive Elements and Microoptics

    1. Y. Amitai, R. Shechter, S. Reinhorn, A. A. Friesem
      Pages 61-72
    2. R. Dändliker, H. P. Herzig, R. Völkel
      Pages 89-97
    3. H.-D. Bauer, W. Ehrfeld, J. Hossfeld, M. Neumeier, T. Paatzsch, J. Schulze
      Pages 99-108
  4. Nonlinear and Ultrafast Optics

    1. J. Zyss, A. Donval, S. Brasselet, P. Labbé, E. Toussaere
      Pages 109-126
    2. S. Couris, M. Konstantaki, E. Koudoumas
      Pages 143-154
    3. Y. Silberberg, D. Meshulach, D. Yelin
      Pages 155-162
    4. Y. Fainman, P. C. Sun, Y. Mazurenko, D. Marom, K. Oba
      Pages 163-171
  5. Optical Communication

    1. S. Diez, H. J. Ehrke, U. Feiste, R. Ludwig, E. Patzak, C. Schmidt et al.
      Pages 173-182

About this book

Introduction

The field of optics has been accelerating at an unprecedented rate, due both to the tremendous growth of the field of fiber-optic communications, and to the improvement of optical materials and devices. Throughput capabilities of fiber systems are accelerating faster than Moore's law, the famous growth rate of silicon chip capability, which has propelled that industry relentlessly over decades. In addition, new optical storage techniques push the limits of information density, with an ever decreasing cost per bit of storage. Economic investment in photonics is at an all-time high. At the same time, other fields of optics, adaptive optics for instance, are bringing new capabilities to more classical applications such as astronomical imaging. New lasers continue to be developed, with applications in display, sensing, and biomedicine following at ever-shorter intervals after the initial discoveries. Given this background, the NATO Mediterranean Dialog Advanced Research Workshop on Unconventional Optical Elements for Information Storage, Processing and Communications, held in Israel on October 19-21, 1998, came at an opportune moment in the history of optics. Its aim was to overview the current state-of-the-art and encourage cooperation in the Mediterranean region, with a view to highlighting and enhancing the existing potential for further development and innovation. The workshop included participants from Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and USA.

Keywords

DOM Diffusion LED Laser Modulator Optics Planar communication crystal diffraction interferometry liquid modeling multimedia semiconductor

Editors and affiliations

  • E. Marom
    • 1
  • N. A. Vainos
    • 2
  • A. A. Friesem
    • 3
  • J. W. Goodman
    • 4
  • E. Rosenfeld
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Physical ElectronicsTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.Institute of Electronic Structure & LaserFoundation for Research & Technology-HellasHeraklion, CreteGreece
  3. 3.Department of Physics of Complex SystemsWeizmann Institute for ScienceRehovotIsrael
  4. 4.Department of Electrical EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  5. 5.Division of Sciences and TechnologySOLO-TECH Ltd.JerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4096-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-6191-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4096-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-6576
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