An introduction to photorefractive devices is provided, which compares the basic operation, fundamental functional capabilities, and performances of these devices. Applications of photorefractive devices for analog and digital parallel optical computing architectures and systems are discussed; their performance characteristics are evaluated with respect to theoretical and practical limitations and advances of current technology.
Y. Fainman, Y. Fainman,
"Applications Of Photorefractive Devices For Optical Computing", Proc. SPIE 1150, Spatial Light Modulators and Applications III, (22 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962191; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.962191