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Optical Engineering • Open Access

Guest Editorial Optical And Digital Information Processing
Author(s): Alexander A. Sawchuk

Paper Abstract

Long before the development of electrical systems and devices, optical systems were being used to perform the col-lection, transmission and storage functions of information processing. In recent years, the mathematical structure common to electrical signal analysis and optics has led to increased interaction between the two disciplines, with tremendous benefit to both. Optics has provided insight into the field of image processing by digital and electrical techniques, including image transmission and coding, image enhancement and restoration, and pattern recognition.1-8 At the same time, the analysis and synthesis of optical systems and advances in microscopy, spectroscopy and interferometry have directly benefited from the insights of signal and communication theory mathematics.9-13

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1974
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 13(3) 133172 doi: 10.1117/12.7971693
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 13, Issue 3
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Alexander A. Sawchuk, University of Southern California (United States)


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