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Issue 4 • Date Oct.-Nov. 1994

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  • Optoelectronics-market outlook

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):9 - 12
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    Optoelectronics technology could bring in over $ 460 billion by 2013 according to the Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA). This represents a compound annual growth rate of 9.5 % over the next 20 years. Computer and consumer products represent the largest markets but communications, the automotive industry, defense and aerospace will also contribute substantially. The impact wil... View full abstract»

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  • Optical memory and blue lasers

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):14 - 18
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    Optical memory and blue lasers are bringing a revolutionary change to the electronics industry. A single 5.25 inch optical disk will replace the four hundred 3.5 inch magnetic diskettes required to store a 600 Mbyte database. Optical memory brings an explosion in storage density to information recording in a form which is reliable, economical and portable. Increasing the storage density further re... View full abstract»

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  • Acoustic-optic filters

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):19 - 22
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    Optical filters are an important building block in the next generation of optical communication systems. Optical networks seem to be headed towards densely packed wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) systems. These WDM systems require optical filters for the purpose of wavelength selection and switching. Numerous optical filters have been proposed including acousto-optical filters, electro-optic... View full abstract»

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  • Feed-forward neural networks

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):27 - 31
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    One critical aspect neural network designers face today is choosing an appropriate network size for a given application. Network size involves in the case of layered neural network architectures, the number of layers in a network, the number of nodes per layer, and the number of connections. Roughly speaking, a neural network implements a nonlinear mapping of u=G(x). The mapping function G is esta... View full abstract»

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  • Automotive electronics

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):32 - 36
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    We live in a rapidly changing world where none of us is clairvoyant. Our desire, but inability, to forecast the future includes the next frontiers of high technology. This rapidly changing environment produces many new venues that drive future change. The rapid growth of automotive electronics has always had its new "frontiers." This article addresses the practical aspects and issues.<> View full abstract»

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  • Corporate hiring

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):37 - 40
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    As corporations throughout the United States do their best to survive, many are "downsizing" to reduce their staff and other expenses. Inevitably, this means decreased hiring, and thus bleak job prospects for graduating students. Even engineers are being hit hard by corporate belt-tightening. In the past, hiring was dominated by large firms with large budgets for recruiting top talent. These compa... View full abstract»

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  • SPOC-a stored program optical computer

    Publication Year: 1994, Page(s):23 - 26
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    The Digital Optical Computing (DOC) group at the University of Colorado at Boulder have built the world's first stored program optical computer (SPOC). Several features that distinguish this computer from traditional electronic computers are: the use of optical fibers and pulses of light instead of wires and electronic signals; the use of space and time to store information instead of flip-flops; ... View full abstract»

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