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Optical and Digital Image Processing


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…

From the Back Cover
Image processing using optical or digital approaches are mature fields covered by many textbooks. However, in literature a gap exists in terms of and digital worlds and to enable better communication between them. The cover’s artwork of this book serves as a good illustration of this idea. In addition to traditional aspects of optics and digital image processing, this book includes the state-of-the-art methods and techniques currently used by the researchers as well as the most significant applications. It is necessary to emphasize that a book that cover both optical and digital domains including the fundamentals, the current state-of-the-art and covering a selected range of applications has not so far been published.From the contents:

  • Chapters 1-4 introduce the basic concepts in optics, photonics, information theory and digital image processing.
  • Chapters 5-17 include the basic methodologies and techniques that serves as the foundations upon which the remainder of the book has been built upon.
  • Chapter 18 serves a bridge between the analog and digital image processing approaches.
  • Chapter 19-34 include a selection of the most representative applications following an optical and/or digital approach. In most of the cases the editors’ intention has been to illustrate how the different applications areas have been solved by optical, digital or even hybrid optical-digital approaches.
  • Chapter 35-38 describe four hands-on projects allowing the reader to experiment with some of the described techniques.

Book Details

  • Hardcover: 988 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-VCH (April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3527409564
  • ISBN-13: 978-3527409563
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