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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1533–1538

Computer Applications of Lasers

William V. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 10, pp. 1533-1538 (1966)

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The applicability of lasers to the logic, memory, input-output, and data transmission linkages portions of computers are analyzed qualitatively. The more promising potential applications are considered to lie in the memory, interconnection, and input-output areas, and the least promising in the fast logic area. Coherent optical data preprocessing is cited as an example of an already clearly useful laser application.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 7, 1966
Published: October 1, 1966

William V. Smith, "Computer Applications of Lasers," Appl. Opt. 5, 1533-1538 (1966)

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