An Analysis of One-Dimensional Models of the Insulating and Conducting Priz
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The PRIZ is an optical storage device that offers great promise in optical computing and image processing. The term PRIZ is a Soviet acronym for Preobrasovatel Izobrazheniya which translates to image transformer 32343. This study will investigate computer models of various configurations of the PRIZ. The output from these models will be compared to previously reported experimental and analytical work, and the results of these comparisons will be used to further our understanding of the basic physical processes governing the operation of the PRIZ. The PRIZ consists of a single crystal of photorefractive material mounted between two transparent electrodes which are biased at several kilovolts. A writing light beam impinges on the crystal through one of the transparent electrodes. In general, the write light is perpendicular to the crystal face and impinges from the direction of the negative electrode, although other configurations have been used.
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