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Optical and Digital Image Processing: Fundamentals and Applications / Edition 1

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In recent years, Moore's law has fostered the steady growth of the field of digital image processing, though the computational complexity remains a problem for most of the digital image processing applications. In parallel, the research domain of optical image processing has matured, potentially bypassing the problems digital approaches were suffering and bringing new applications. The advancement of technology calls for applications and knowledge at the intersection of both areas but there is a clear knowledge gap between the digital signal processing and the optical processing communities. This book covers the fundamental basis of the optical and image processing techniques by integrating contributions from both optical and digital research communities to solve current application bottlenecks, and give rise to new applications and solutions. Besides focusing on joint research, it also aims at disseminating the knowledge existing in both domains. Applications covered include image restoration, medical imaging, surveillance, holography, etc...

"a very good book that deserves to be on the bookshelf of a serious student or scientist working in these areas."
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783527409563
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 06/15/2011
Pages: 988
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

Gabriel Cristóbal received his Electrical Engineering degree from Univ. Politécnica de Madrid (Spain) in 1979. Thereafter, he obtained the PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering at the same University in 1986. He has held several research positions at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid from 1982-89. G. Cristóbal is currently a Research Scientist at the Instituto de Optica (CSIC). His current research interests are joint representations,
vision modelling, multidimensional signal processing and image quality assessment. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society since 1996.

Peter Schelkens currently holds a professorship at the Department of Electronics and Informatics (ETRO) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). In addition he is member of the scientific staff of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Broadband Technology (, Belgium and member of the board of councilors the Interuniversity Microelectronics Institute (, Belgium. Peter Schelkens coordinates a research team in the field of multimedia coding, communication and security and especially enjoys cross-disciplinary research. He has published over 200 papers in journals and conference proceedings, standardization contributions and holds several patents. He is also co-editor of the book, 'The JPEG 2000 Suite', published in 2009 by Wiley. His team is participating to the ISO/IEC JTC1/SC29/WG1 (JPEG), WG11 (MPEG) and ITU-T standardization activities. Peter Schelkens is the Belgian head of delegation for the ISO/IEC JPEG standardization committee, editor/chair of part 10 of JPEG2000: 'Extensions for Three-Dimensional Data' and PR Chair of the JPEG committee. He is member of IEEE, SPIE, ACM and is currently the Belgian EURASIP Liaison Officer.

Hugo Thienpont is a full professor at the Faculty of Engineering of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He chairs the Applied Physics and Photonics Department and is director of its photonics research group B-Phot. Hugo authored more than 200 SCI-stated journal papers and around 400 publications in international conference proceedings. His research work was internationally recognized with several awards. He also built up a track record as initiator, promoter or coordinator of many strategic research and networking projects at the European level.
Besides academic-oriented research projects Hugo successfully manages several large-scale micro-photonics-related industrial projects with international companies. He is also appreciated by his peers for his service to the photonics community. One of his major achievements is the conception and initiation of SPIE's flagship symposium in Europe "Photonics Europe". He has served as associate editor of 'Optical Engineering' and 'Opto-Electronics Review' and was guest editor of several special issues on "Optics in Computing" and on "Optical Interconnects" for Applied Optics and the IEEE Journal of Sel. Top. on Quant. Electr. He currently serves on the board of directors of SPIE and is a member of the Board of Stakeholders of the Technology Platform Photonics21, a high-level advisory board for optics and photonics in Europe.

Table of Contents

Fundamentals Of Optics
Fundamentals Of Photonics
Basics Of Information Theory
Fundamentals Digital Signal/Image Processing
Time-Frequency Representations
Scale-Space Representations
Spatial Light Modulators
Holography And Optical Storage
Phase-Space Rotators And Their Applications In Optics
Microscopic Imaging
Adaptive Optics
Astronomical Imaging And Aperture Synthesis
Display And Projection
Multiview Imaging (3d Displays, 3d Cinema)
Holographic Imaging
Linking Analog To Digital Image Processing
Visual Perception And Quality Assessment
Digital Image And Video Compression
Optical Image And Video Compression
Optical Compressive Sensing
Compressive Sensing
Variational Methods
Optics And Deconvolution: Wavefront Sensing
Image Restoration
SR Optical
SR Digital
Image Analysis
Hybrid Digital-Optical Correlator For Atr
Optical Imaging: Fluorescence Molecular Tomography
Oct, Confocal Microscopy For Biomedical Imaging
Optical: Data Encryption
Quantum Encryption
Phase-Space Tomography Of Optical Beams
Face Recognition Using Matlab
Image Processing For Spacecraft Navigation
Medical Imaging With Imagej (Ip Lab )

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Boudville More than 1 year ago
The first 4 chapters are meant as introductions to their topics - optics, photonics, information theory and image processing. Each topic of course has entire texts devoted to it. But the chapters are offered here as a quick refresher. Chapter 4 on image processing refers to optical ['analog'] image processing, where the image plane has a 2 dimensional Fourier transform of the image. Note that this processing occurs in parallel across the entire lens. The speed of this meant that optical processing was for many years faster, and often very much faster, than digital processing. But the continued progress exemplified by Moore's Law meant that digital computers became competitive. In large part by being more flexible - software could be easily changed, whereas an optical system is often hardwired and less flexible. The book's contribution to optics is to let the reader appreciate both types of image processing and to understand that this is not a contest between them. There may be instances when both can be gainfully used to analyse an image. Deep in the book, chapter 18 ['Linking Analog and Digital Image Processing'] addresses this union in some detail. Chapter 16 ['Display and Projection'] and chapter 17 ['3D Displays'] look at the hardware in use today; explaining the ideas behind such items as the plasma display and the LED display. Chapter 16 looks at well established and common displays. While chapter 17 is more speculative and you might even regard this as more exciting. 3D displays are still very much in the experimental stage. Some need the user to wear glasses and some do not. Note that the 3d stereoscopic displays currently available, like in some movie theatres, do not give true 3D viewing. They do not account for motion parallax, where if you move, what you see changes. They are only 3D for a stationary viewer, whereas in real life, being able to move and see the image change gives vital depth cues. The chapter is useful in letting you see [pun intended] beyond the Hollywood recent hype of 3D movies. Multiview displays is the term used for displays that can show motion parallax. Alas, the chapter does not mention any commerically deployed systems. Which does however suggest future research possibilities for you. Related to the 3D displays is the use of holograms, in chapter 10 ['Holographic Visualisation of 3D Data'] and chapter 11 ['Holographic Data Storage Technology']. Strictly, this is the only way to see true 3D data, where both amplitude and phase are stored and then displayed. While the field has promise, the chapters show that huge technical obstacles remain. Especially with dynamic holography, where you might see a true 3d moving image. Chapter 11 is not about the display of holographic images but of the long held dream of storing data in a holographic format. Various recording media are described, including somewhat ironically the use of silver halide. This at least benefits from over a century of work on its chemistry and handling for use in photographic film. Chapter 11 concludes with a statement that working systems exist and are nearly commercially viable. You should take this with a grain of salt. Over 20 years ago, I heard similar claims and some startups were founded in the late 80s with ambitions along these lines. But conventional data storage on disks and chips continued to inexorably improve, which is why none of those startups were successful. Chapter 23 ['Compressed Sensing - "When Spars