Optical computing: introduction by the feature editors.

@article{Li1996OpticalCI,
  title={Optical computing: introduction by the feature editors.},
  author={Y. Li and Jun Tanida and Frank A. P. Tooley and Kelvin H. Wagner},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1996},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={
          1177-9
        }
}
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. 

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Optical computing: introduction by the feature editors.
TLDR
An introduction to the evolution of recent optical-computing research is given and an overview of the feature issue papers is given.