This feature issue of Applied Optics: Information Processing contains 19 papers on Optical Computing. Many of these papers are expanded versions of presentations given at the Optical Society of America’s Sixth Topical Meeting on Optical Computing held in Salt Lake City, Utah, in March 1995. This introduction provides a brief historical account of the series of optical computing meetings and a brief review of the papers contained in this special issue.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 15, 1995
Published: March 10, 1996
Yao Li, Jun Tanida, Frank Tooley, and Kelvin Wagner, "Optical computing: introduction by the feature editors," Appl. Opt. 35, 1177-1179 (1996)