Abstract

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.

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  1. M. I. Nathan, “Injection lasers,” this issue.
  2. M. I. Nathan, J. C. Marinace, R. F. Rutz, A. E. Michel, G. J. Lasher, “GaAs injection laser with novel mode control and switching properties,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, p. 473, February1965.
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
  4. A. B. Fowler, “Quenching of gallium-arsenide injection lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 3, p. 1, July1, 1963.
    [CrossRef]
  5. G. J. Lasher, A. B. Fowler, “Mutually quenched injection lasers as bistable devices,” IBM J. Res. and Dev., vol. 8, p. 471, September1964.
    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

1965 (1)

M. I. Nathan, J. C. Marinace, R. F. Rutz, A. E. Michel, G. J. Lasher, “GaAs injection laser with novel mode control and switching properties,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, p. 473, February1965.
[CrossRef]

1964 (4)

G. J. Lasher, “Analysis of a proposed bistable injection laser,” Solid State Electronics, vol. 7, p. 707, 1964.
[CrossRef]

G. J. Lasher, A. B. Fowler, “Mutually quenched injection lasers as bistable devices,” IBM J. Res. and Dev., vol. 8, p. 471, September1964.
[CrossRef]

M. Arm, L. Lambert, I. Weissman, “Optical correlation technique for radar pulse compression,” Proc. IEEE (Correspondence), vol. 52, p. 842, July1964.
[CrossRef]

E. N. Leith, J. Upatnieks, “Wavefront reconstruction with diffused illumination and three dimensional objects,” J. Opt. Soc. Am., vol. 54, p. 1295, November1964.
[CrossRef]

1963 (1)

A. B. Fowler, “Quenching of gallium-arsenide injection lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 3, p. 1, July1, 1963.
[CrossRef]

Arm, M.

M. Arm, L. Lambert, I. Weissman, “Optical correlation technique for radar pulse compression,” Proc. IEEE (Correspondence), vol. 52, p. 842, July1964.
[CrossRef]

Fleisher, H.

W. Kulcke, K. Kosanke, E. Max, H. Fleisher, T. J. Harris, “Convergent beam digital light deflector,” in Optical and Electro-Optical Information Processing, J. T. Tippett, D. A. Berkowitz, L. C. Clapp, C. J. Koester, A. Vanderburgh, Eds., Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1965, p. 371.

Fowler, A. B.

G. J. Lasher, A. B. Fowler, “Mutually quenched injection lasers as bistable devices,” IBM J. Res. and Dev., vol. 8, p. 471, September1964.
[CrossRef]

A. B. Fowler, “Quenching of gallium-arsenide injection lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 3, p. 1, July1, 1963.
[CrossRef]

Harris, T. J.

W. Kulcke, K. Kosanke, E. Max, H. Fleisher, T. J. Harris, “Convergent beam digital light deflector,” in Optical and Electro-Optical Information Processing, J. T. Tippett, D. A. Berkowitz, L. C. Clapp, C. J. Koester, A. Vanderburgh, Eds., Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1965, p. 371.

Kosanke, K.

W. Kulcke, K. Kosanke, E. Max, H. Fleisher, T. J. Harris, “Convergent beam digital light deflector,” in Optical and Electro-Optical Information Processing, J. T. Tippett, D. A. Berkowitz, L. C. Clapp, C. J. Koester, A. Vanderburgh, Eds., Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1965, p. 371.

Kosonocky, W. F.

W. F. Kosonocky, “Feasibility of neurister laser computers,” in Optical Processing of Information, D. K. Pollock, C. J. Koester, J. T. Tippett, Eds. Baltimore, Md.: Spartan Books, 1963, p. 255.

W. F. Kosonocky, “Laser digital devices,” in Optical and Electro-Optical Information Processing, J. T. Tippett, D. A. Berkowitz, L. C. Clapp, C. J. Koester, A. Vanderburgh, Eds. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1965, p. 269.

Kulcke, W.

W. Kulcke, K. Kosanke, E. Max, H. Fleisher, T. J. Harris, “Convergent beam digital light deflector,” in Optical and Electro-Optical Information Processing, J. T. Tippett, D. A. Berkowitz, L. C. Clapp, C. J. Koester, A. Vanderburgh, Eds., Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1965, p. 371.

Lambert, L.

M. Arm, L. Lambert, I. Weissman, “Optical correlation technique for radar pulse compression,” Proc. IEEE (Correspondence), vol. 52, p. 842, July1964.
[CrossRef]

Lasher, G. J.

M. I. Nathan, J. C. Marinace, R. F. Rutz, A. E. Michel, G. J. Lasher, “GaAs injection laser with novel mode control and switching properties,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, p. 473, February1965.
[CrossRef]

G. J. Lasher, A. B. Fowler, “Mutually quenched injection lasers as bistable devices,” IBM J. Res. and Dev., vol. 8, p. 471, September1964.
[CrossRef]

G. J. Lasher, “Analysis of a proposed bistable injection laser,” Solid State Electronics, vol. 7, p. 707, 1964.
[CrossRef]

Leith, E. N.

Marinace, J. C.

M. I. Nathan, J. C. Marinace, R. F. Rutz, A. E. Michel, G. J. Lasher, “GaAs injection laser with novel mode control and switching properties,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, p. 473, February1965.
[CrossRef]

Max, E.

W. Kulcke, K. Kosanke, E. Max, H. Fleisher, T. J. Harris, “Convergent beam digital light deflector,” in Optical and Electro-Optical Information Processing, J. T. Tippett, D. A. Berkowitz, L. C. Clapp, C. J. Koester, A. Vanderburgh, Eds., Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1965, p. 371.

Meyers, R. A.

R. V. Pole, R. A. Meyers, “The electron beam-controlled scanlaser,” 1965 NEREM Rec., pp. 244–245.

Michel, A. E.

M. I. Nathan, J. C. Marinace, R. F. Rutz, A. E. Michel, G. J. Lasher, “GaAs injection laser with novel mode control and switching properties,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, p. 473, February1965.
[CrossRef]

Nathan, M. I.

M. I. Nathan, J. C. Marinace, R. F. Rutz, A. E. Michel, G. J. Lasher, “GaAs injection laser with novel mode control and switching properties,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, p. 473, February1965.
[CrossRef]

M. I. Nathan, “Injection lasers,” this issue.

Pole, R. V.

R. V. Pole, R. A. Meyers, “The electron beam-controlled scanlaser,” 1965 NEREM Rec., pp. 244–245.

Rutz, R. F.

M. I. Nathan, J. C. Marinace, R. F. Rutz, A. E. Michel, G. J. Lasher, “GaAs injection laser with novel mode control and switching properties,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, p. 473, February1965.
[CrossRef]

Upatnieks, J.

Weissman, I.

M. Arm, L. Lambert, I. Weissman, “Optical correlation technique for radar pulse compression,” Proc. IEEE (Correspondence), vol. 52, p. 842, July1964.
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. B. Fowler, “Quenching of gallium-arsenide injection lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 3, p. 1, July1, 1963.
[CrossRef]

IBM J. Res. and Dev. (1)

G. J. Lasher, A. B. Fowler, “Mutually quenched injection lasers as bistable devices,” IBM J. Res. and Dev., vol. 8, p. 471, September1964.
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

M. I. Nathan, J. C. Marinace, R. F. Rutz, A. E. Michel, G. J. Lasher, “GaAs injection laser with novel mode control and switching properties,” J. Appl. Phys., vol. 36, p. 473, February1965.
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Proc. IEEE (Correspondence) (1)

M. Arm, L. Lambert, I. Weissman, “Optical correlation technique for radar pulse compression,” Proc. IEEE (Correspondence), vol. 52, p. 842, July1964.
[CrossRef]

Solid State Electronics (1)

G. J. Lasher, “Analysis of a proposed bistable injection laser,” Solid State Electronics, vol. 7, p. 707, 1964.
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

M. I. Nathan, “Injection lasers,” this issue.

W. F. Kosonocky, “Laser digital devices,” in Optical and Electro-Optical Information Processing, J. T. Tippett, D. A. Berkowitz, L. C. Clapp, C. J. Koester, A. Vanderburgh, Eds. Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1965, p. 269.

W. F. Kosonocky, “Feasibility of neurister laser computers,” in Optical Processing of Information, D. K. Pollock, C. J. Koester, J. T. Tippett, Eds. Baltimore, Md.: Spartan Books, 1963, p. 255.

W. Kulcke, K. Kosanke, E. Max, H. Fleisher, T. J. Harris, “Convergent beam digital light deflector,” in Optical and Electro-Optical Information Processing, J. T. Tippett, D. A. Berkowitz, L. C. Clapp, C. J. Koester, A. Vanderburgh, Eds., Cambridge, Mass.: M.I.T. Press, 1965, p. 371.

R. V. Pole, R. A. Meyers, “The electron beam-controlled scanlaser,” 1965 NEREM Rec., pp. 244–245.

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Fig. 1

Laser inverter circuit. (Reproduced from Lasher and Fowler [5] by permission of the IBM Journal of Research and Development.)

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Fig. 2

Imaging lens for laser array.

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