It is indeed gratifying to have contributions from a group of distinguished researchers whose work is defining and advancing the research in the field of digital optical computing. Each of them devoted a substantial amount of time and effort to presenting and writing these papers, for which I am ever so thankful to them. Financial support from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Dr. Carl Kukkonen) and Rome Air Development Center’s Photonics Laboratory (Dr. Richard Michalak) is gratefully acknowledged. The consistent and steady administrative support of the staff at SPIE has played a critical role in bringing this volume in its present form to you.
George Mason University