Deadlocks in Conventional Optical Science and Technology

  • Motoichi Ohtsu
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Abstract

The present chapter starts by reviewing the history of optics in Sect. 1.1. Then Sect. 1.2 describes early progress in photonics, i.e., applications of lasers to optical disk memory, optical fiber communication, and optical microfabrication. Finally, Sect. 1.3 shows how progress in photonics reached a deadlock due to the diffraction of light.

Keywords

Coherence Huygens 

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References

  1. 1.1
    I. Newton: Optics: A Treatise of the Reflections, Refractions, Inflections and Colours of Light ( Royal Society, London, 1704 )Google Scholar
  2. 1.2
    C.H. Townes: How the Laser Happened ( Oxford University Press, New York 1999 )Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Motoichi Ohtsu
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohama, KanagawaJapan
  2. 2.ERATO Localized Photon ProjectMachida, TokyoJapan

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