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Optical and Digital Image Processing: Fundamentals and Applications

Gabriel Cristobal (Editor), Peter Schelkens (Editor), Hugo Thienpont (Editor)
ISBN: 978-3-527-40956-3
988 pages
June 2011
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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."
Source: Optics and Photonics News
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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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Author Information

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 (www.IBBT.be), Belgium and member of the board of councilors the Interuniversity Microelectronics Institute (www.IMEC.be), 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.
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“The book instead serves as an excellent reference. It could be used as an adjunct to a standard textbook, or as a source for further reading and research project ideas. Overall, this is a very good book that deserves to be on the bookshelf of a serious student or scientist working in these areas.”  (Optics and Photonics News, 29 June 2012)

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