Introduction to Information Optics

Edited by

  • Francis Yu, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, U.S.A.
  • Suganda Jutamulia, Blue Sky Research, California, U.S.A.
  • Shizuhuo Yin, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, U.S.A.

While there are books treating individual topics contained in this book, this will be the first single volume providing a cohesive treatment on this subject as a whole. This goes beyond optical communications in that it includes related topics such as sensing, displays, computing, and data storage.
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Electrical engineers, optical scientists, and applied physicists working in optical information and communications; senior undergraduate/first year graduate level in optical information and communications.


Book information

  • Published: September 2001
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-774811-5


This text for senior undergraduate and first-year graduate students as well as practitioners summarizes and reviews some of the recent advances in optical information processing and communications. The contributors are active researchers from around the world. A sampling of topics includes the use of optics in communication, switching, transformation, information storage, pattern recognition, computing, and sensing. Coverage extends to advanced displays and fiber optical networks.Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR

Table of Contents

1. Entropy Information and Optics2. Signal Processing with Optics3. Communication with Optics4. Switching with Optics5. Transformation with Optics6. Interconnection with Optics7. Pattern Recognition with Optics8. Information Storage with Optics9. Computing with Optics10. Sensing with Optics11. Information Display with Optics12. Networking with OpticsIndex