February 7 - April 30 (12
5th-year students of the
Chair of General Physics and Wave Processes, Physics Department,
M.V. Lomonosov MSU (approx. 20 students)
The course introduces to
students basic optical methods of analog information processing.
Fundamentals of Fourier optics are discussed, on the basis of
which the following specific problems of optical information
processing are considered: spatial filtering-based phase
visualization, iterative phase retrieval, holography, matched
filtering, pattern recognition, image processing, optical
wavelet transform, and other. Besides learning classical results
obtained by Zernike, VanderLugt, Kogelnik, and other pioneers of
optical information processing, students get familiar with main
contemporary developments in this branch of modern optics.