This much-needed text brings the treatment of optical pattern recognition up-to-date in one comprehensive resource. Optical pattern recognition, one of the first implementations of Fourier Optics, is now widely used, and this text provides an accessible introduction for readers who wish to get to grips with how holography is applied in a practical context. A wide range of devices are addressed from a user perspective and are accompanied with detailed tables enabling performance comparison, in addition to chapters exploring computer-generated holograms, optical correlator systems, and pattern matching algorithms. This book will appeal to both lecturers and research scientists in the field of electro-optic devices and systems.
- Covers a range of new developments, including computer-generated holography and 3D image recognition
- Accessible without a range of prior knowledge, providing a clear exposition of technically difficult concepts
- Contains extensive examples throughout to reinforce learning
Table of Contents
1.Introduction 2. Spatial Light Modulators 3. Diffractive Optical Elements 4.Cameras 5. Light Sources 6. Optical Correlators 7. Filtering 8. Systems: Packaging and Applications
Neil Collings is a Principle Research Engineer at Envisics Ltd, developing original ideas for Holographic Projection Systems. He received his BA degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University, UK, in 1971, and PhD degree from Salford University, UK, in 1977. He has worked in the field of optics since 1977 and in liquid crystal devices since 1985, and is known internationally for his work on spatial light modulators, programmable optical interconnects, and holographic optical systems. Until 2014, he was Reader in Liquid Crystal Photonics at the Department of Engineering in Cambridge University, UK. Dr. Collings is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Senior Member of the SPIE.