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SPIE Professional July 2012

New Books Debut at SPIE

New book takes holistic approach to hyperspectral remote sensingCover of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing

“Hyperspectral remote sensing is a highly multidisciplinary field,” writes SPIE Fellow Michael Eismann of Air Force Research Lab (USA) in the preface to Hyperspectral Remote Sensing , a new book from SPIE Press. “I believe that a student of this subject matter should appreciate and understand all of its major facets, including material spectroscopy, radiative transfer, imaging spectrometry, and hyperspectral data processing.”

Many resources cover these areas individually and focus on specific aspects of the hyperspectral remote sensing field. In this book, Eismann provides a holistic treatment that captures the field’s multidisciplinary nature.

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing, available in hard cover and as an e-book, covers material spectral properties, the design of hyperspectral systems, and the analysis of hyperspectral imagery. The content is oriented toward the physical principles of hyperspectral remote sensing as opposed to applications of hyperspectral technology.

Biophotonics dictionary a firstCover of Dictionary of Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics

The Dictionary of Biomedical Optics and Biophotonics from SPIE Press is the first-ever dictionary for the rapidly developing fields of biomedical optics and biophotonics.

Written by SPIE Fellow Valery Tuchin of Saratov State University (Russia), the dictionary is a reference for those new to biomedical optics and biophotonics as well as experts who seek a solid definition from a master of the field.

Based on the glossaries in Tuchin’s, Tissue Optics: Light Scattering Methods and Instruments for Medical Diagnosis (SPIE Press, 2000 and 2007), the new dictionary defines 2500 terms, acronyms, and concepts used in biology, chemistry, laser physics, material science, imaging, spectroscopy, and other technologies related to biomedical optics and biophotonics.

Many of the key terms and definitions in the dictionary have been expanded to brief articles that serve as introductions to biomedical topics. Cross-referenced terms are in bold to facilitate searching.

“As many terms from biomedical optics and biophotonics as possible have been included,” Tuchin says. “I am open to further suggestions for additions in future editions.”

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DOI: 10.1117/2.4201207.06

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