OSA to host incubator meeting on Optical Computing.

Press Release Summary:



Scheduled for Dec 10–11, 2015, incubator meeting on Optical Computing will explore current status and future prospects of this re-emerging field. Invited panel will facilitate and moderate discussion around group of attendees. Sample questions will include: What are the problem areas where traditional digital computing approaches are failing and are not likely to succeed even with projected advances in digital device technologies? What are the characteristics of the problems that cause this?



Original Press Release:



The Optical Society to Host an Incubator Meeting on Optical Computing



Leaders from academia, industry and government to discuss the future of optical computing



WASHINGTON – The Optical Society (OSA) will host an incubator meeting on Optical Computing on Thursday, 10 December 2015 and Friday, 11 December 2015 at the OSA headquarters. The purpose of this incubator will be to explore the current status and future prospects of this re-emerging field of optical computing. The incubator will include an invited panel to facilitate and moderate discussion around the group of attendees. Sample questions will include:



What are the problem areas where traditional digital computing approaches are failing and are not likely to succeed even with projected advances in digital device technologies?

What are the characteristics of the problems that cause this?

Is it possible to develop an alternate formulation of a problem, which will make it amenable to optical implementations?

What advances (if any) in optical materials and device technologies are needed for practical implementation of the alternate formulation of challenging problems?



WHAT: Optical Computing

WHEN: Thursday, 10 December 2015 and Friday, 11 December 2015

TIME: 8 AM on 10 December 2015 (please refer to the OSA incubator page  for all time listings to this meeting)



HOSTED BY:



Ravi Athale, Office of Naval Research, United States

Demetri Psaltis, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland

Mark Neifeld, University of Arizona, United States



For more information about this incubator or past incubators please visit:

http://www.osa.org/en-us/meetings/osa_incubator_meetings/



Interested in attending?

There are a limited number of spaces available to this event, for interested individuals and members of the press, please send a brief letter of interest expressing your intent to the Media Relations team at MediaRelations@osa.org



About The Optical Society

Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and entrepreneurs who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. OSA is a founding partner of the National Photonics Initiative and the 2015 International Year of Light. For more information, visit: www.osa.org.



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