1 April 1992 Some information applications of lasers
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Optical Engineering, 31(4), (1992). doi:10.1117/12.56136
Abstract
Specific laser applications in information systems for two important cases-nonlinear digital computing optical systems and coherent information laser systems-are described. Some new results obtained at the S. I. Vavilov State Optical Institute are presented. The state-of-the-art and possible applications of feedback nonlinear optical systems for digital parallel data processing are discussed. New possibilities produced by employing high-quality laser radiation in transverse distributed wide-aperture bistable systems are presented, and the main properties of such systems (spatial hysteresis, diffraction autosolitons, and switching waves) are discussed. A discussion of coherent information laser systems is included. The results obtained with high-performance neodimium-doped lasers are reviewed. The amplification of single-frequency cw laser radiation in a pulsed solid state amplifier is discussed. Finally, some theoretical and experimental results concerning the frequency purity of amplified signals are presented.
Artur A. Mak, Nikolay N. Rosanov, Il'ya B. Vitrishchak, "Some information applications of lasers," Optical Engineering 31(4), (1 April 1992). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.56136
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Switching

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Pulsed laser operation

Complex systems

Laser systems engineering

Optical amplifiers

Computing systems

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