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The roots of optical processing can be traced back to 1859 and it has been an established field since the 1950s.

2017
Optalysys will launch its first initial products
2015
Optalysys prototype will be completed bringing the technology to TRL4
2014
Optalysys proof of concept derivative processor was developed
2013
Optalysys was incorporated to focus on the larger scale optical processing goals
2000
Cambridge Correlators (forerunner to Optalysys) was incorporated
1989
Crossland et al develop Ferroelectric liquid crystal SLMs
1984
Horner proposes the phase only matched filter, Psaltis proposes binary version
1977
Casasent uses SLMs in optical correlators as a means to dynamically enter numerical data
1973
Gray develops stable liquid crystal, basis of LC displays
1966
Lohmann introduced the first computer generated hologram late 1960s - first liquid crystal SLMs introduced
1966
Weaver and Goodman presented the Joint Transform Correlator architecture
1964
Vander Lugt demonstrated a technique for synthesising the complex filter of a coherent optical processor using a Fourier hologram which led to the 4-f matched filter correlator
1960
Laser was invented by Bell Labs and Gordon Gould
1953
Marechal demonstrated spatial frequency filtering under a coherent illumination
1946
Duffieux published a book on the use of Fourier methods in optics
1934
Zernike presented the phase contrast filter
1873
Ernst Abbe developed the theory of image formation on a microscope
1859
Leon Foucault's knife-edge test started the work on optical information processing
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Welcome to our new UK Headquarters office based in Glasshoughton, West Yorkshire!  We are proud and excited to announce that our UK team moved to a new location on April 1st 2017 to support our growing team and laboratory space requirements. Over the past year we have expanded to 13 employees (10 in the UK, […]

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