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I'm looking for guidance to choose material for a self-study of photonics, biased towards optical computing recent advances.

My background is of undergraduate level electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and so on.

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I'm going to assume that you have some experience with information theory as it relates to computation theory. This book:

is a good foundational look at how optical computing works, combining the physical processes with the computational understanding.

This paper will provide a more up-to-date overview of where the state of optical computing is today: and more importantly provide further direction on where to look for more information.

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