Structured Light and Its Applications Book

Structured Light and Its Applications


  • Author : David L. Andrews
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-29
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 0080559662

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Structured Light and Its Applications Excerpt :

New possibilities have recently emerged for producing optical beams with complex and intricate structures, and for the non-contact optical manipulation of matter. Structured Light and Its Applications fully describes the electromagnetic theory, optical properties, methods and applications associated with this new technology. Detailed discussions are given of unique beam characteristics, such as optical vortices and other wavefront structures, the associated phase properties and photonic aspects, along with applications ranging from cold atom manipulation to optically driven micromachines. Features include: Comprehensive and authoritative treatments of the latest research in this area of nanophotonics, written by the leading researchers Accounts of numerous microfluidics, nanofabrication, quantum informatics and optical manipulation applications Coverage that fully spans the subject area, from fundamental theory and simulations to experimental methods and results Graduate students and established researchers in academia, national laboratories and industry will find this book an invaluable guide to the latest technologies in this rapidly developing field. Comprehensive and definitive source of the latest research in nanotechnology written by the leading people in the field From theory to applications - all is presented in detail Editor is Chair of the SPIE Nanotechnology Technical Group and is leading the way in generation and manipulation of complex beams

Structured Light for Optical Communication Book

Structured Light for Optical Communication


  • Author : Mohammad D. Al-Amri
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2021-06-18
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128215111

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Structured Light for Optical Communication Excerpt :

Structured Light for Optical Communication highlights principles and applications in the rapidly evolving field of structured light in wide-ranging contexts, from classical forms of communication to new frontiers of quantum communication. Besides the basic principles and applications, the book covers the background of structured light in its most common forms, as well as state-of-the-art developments. Structured light has been hailed as affording outstanding prospects for the realization of high bandwidth communication, enhanced tools for more highly secure cryptography, and exciting opportunities for providing a reliable platform for quantum computing. This book is a valuable resource for graduate students and other active researchers, as well as others who may be interested in learning about this cutting-edge research field. Broadly covers the use of structured light in communication applications Highlights quantum and photonics principles, emerging and future applications Assesses the major challenges of using structured light for communication applications

Active Lighting and Its Application for Computer Vision Book

Active Lighting and Its Application for Computer Vision


  • Author : Katsushi Ikeuchi
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-07
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030565770

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Active Lighting and Its Application for Computer Vision Excerpt :

This book describes active illumination techniques in computer vision. We can classify computer vision techniques into two classes: passive and active techniques. Passive techniques observe the scene statically and analyse it as is. Active techniques give the scene some actions and try to facilitate the analysis. In particular, active illumination techniques project specific light, for which the characteristics are known beforehand, to a target scene to enable stable and accurate analysis of the scene. Traditional passive techniques have a fundamental limitation. The external world surrounding us is three-dimensional; the image projected on a retina or an imaging device is two-dimensional. That is, reduction of one dimension has occurred. Active illumination techniques compensate for the dimensional reduction by actively controlling the illumination. The demand for reliable vision sensors is rapidly increasing in many application areas, such as robotics and medical image analysis. This book explains this new endeavour to explore the augmentation of reduced dimensions in computer vision. This book consists of three parts: basic concepts, techniques, and applications. The first part explains the basic concepts for understanding active illumination techniques. In particular, the basic concepts of optics are explained so that researchers and engineers outside the field can understand the later chapters. The second part explains currently available active illumination techniques, covering many techniques developed by the authors. The final part shows how such active illumination techniques can be applied to various domains, describing the issue to be overcome by active illumination techniques and the advantages of using these techniques. This book is primarily aimed at 4th year undergraduate and 1st year graduate students, and will also help engineers from fields beyond computer vision to use active illumination techniques. Additionally, the book is suitable as course ma

Structured Light and Its Applications Book

Structured Light and Its Applications


  • Author : David Andrews
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1192535265

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Structured Light and Its Applications Excerpt :

New possibilities have recently emerged for producing optical beams with complex and intricate structures, and for the non-contact optical manipulation of matter. This book fully describes the electromagnetic theory, optical properties, methods and applications associated with this new technology. Detailed discussions are given of unique beam characteristics, such as optical vortices and other wavefront structures, the associated phase properties and photonic aspects, along with applications ranging from cold atom manipulation to optically driven micromachines.

Embedded Visual System and Its Applications on Robots Book

Embedded Visual System and Its Applications on Robots


  • Author : De Xu
  • Publisher : Bentham Science Publishers
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 134
  • ISBN 10 : 9781608051663

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Embedded Visual System and Its Applications on Robots Excerpt :

Annotation Embedded vision systems such as smart cameras have been rapidly developed recently. Vision systems have become smaller and lighter, but their performance has improved. The algorithms in embedded vision systems have their specifications limited by frequency of CPU, memory size, and architecture. The goal of this e-book is to provide a an advanced reference work for engineers, researchers and scholars in the field of robotics, machine vision, and automation and to facilitate the exchange of their ideas, experiences and views on embedded vision system models. The effectiveness for all methods is emphasized in a practical sense for systems presented in this e-book.

Visual Sensing and its Applications Book

Visual Sensing and its Applications


  • Author : Zhongxue Gan
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-12-28
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642182877

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Visual Sensing and its Applications Excerpt :

“Visual Sensing and its Applications: Integration of Laser Sensors to Industrial Robots” provides comprehensive and up-to-date coverage of research and development on this robotic vision system. A laser-structured light is the main concern in discussions of visual sensing. Also addressed in this book are all components of the robotic vision system and an emphasis on how to increase the accuracy of the system using three levels of calibration. This includes calibration of the vision system (eye calibration), calibration of eye-to-hand configuration and calibration of robot kinematics (hand calibration). With the integration of the laser sensors to industrial robots numerous applications in the field of robotic welding, grinding, machining, inspection, and palletizing are illustrated based on practical engineering projects in order to demonstrate how the visual sensing is performed. The book will serve as a valuable resource for researchers and engineers in the areas of robotics and machine vision. Dr. Zhongxue Gan is a vice chairman and chief scientist of the ENN Group, China. He serves as a member of the National Energy Expert Consultation Committee of China and member of the National Coal Council of the USA. He is also a co-founder of Intersmart Robotic Systems Co. Ltd., China. He was a research fellow in flexible automation systems at ABB and a founding director of ABB Corporate Research Robot Laboratories, both in the USA and in China. Dr. Qing Tang is a co-founder and CEO of Intersmart Robotic Systems Co. Ltd., China and an adjunct professor in Physics at Sichuan University, China. He was a principle consulting engineer and project manager at the ABB Corporate Research Robot Laboratory in the USA.

Time of Flight and Structured Light Depth Cameras Book

Time of Flight and Structured Light Depth Cameras


  • Author : Pietro Zanuttigh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-05-24
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319309736

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Time of Flight and Structured Light Depth Cameras Excerpt :

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the key technologies and applications related to new cameras that have brought 3D data acquisition to the mass market. It covers both the theoretical principles behind the acquisition devices and the practical implementation aspects of the computer vision algorithms needed for the various applications. Real data examples are used in order to show the performances of the various algorithms. The performance and limitations of the depth camera technology are explored, along with an extensive review of the most effective methods for addressing challenges in common applications. Applications covered in specific detail include scene segmentation, 3D scene reconstruction, human pose estimation and tracking and gesture recognition. This book offers students, practitioners and researchers the tools necessary to explore the potential uses of depth data in light of the expanding number of devices available for sale. It explores the impact of these devices on the rapidly growing field of depth-based computer vision.

Structured Singular Light Fields Book

Structured Singular Light Fields


  • Author : Eileen Otte
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-12-21
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030637156

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Structured Singular Light Fields Excerpt :

Structured singular light is an ubiquitous phenomenon. It is not only created when light refracts at a water surface but can also be found in the blue daytime sky. Such light fields include a spatially varying amplitude, phase, or polarization, enabling the occurrence of optical singularities. As structurally stable units of the light field, these singularities are particularly interesting since they determine its topology. In this excellent book, the author presents a pioneering study of structured singular light, thereby contributing many original approaches. Especially in the field of polarization and its rich number of different types of singularities the book defines and drives a completely new field. The work demonstrates how to control complex polarization singularity networks and their propagation. Additionally, the author pioneers tightly focusing vectorial beams, also developing an urgently needed detection scheme for three-dimensional nanoscale polarization structures. She also studies classical spatial entanglement using structured light, introducing entanglement beating and paraxial spin-orbit-coupling. The book is hallmarked by its comprehensive and thorough way of describing a plethora of different approaches to structure light by amplitude, phase and polarization, as well as the important role of optical singularities.

Computational Science and Its Applications   ICCSA 2006 Book

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2006


  • Author : Marina Gavrilova
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-05-05
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 1255
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540340720

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Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2006 Excerpt :

The five-volume set LNCS 3980-3984 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2006. The volumes present a total of 664 papers organized according to the five major conference themes: computational methods, algorithms and applications high performance technical computing and networks advanced and emerging applications geometric modelling, graphics and visualization information systems and information technologies. This is Part II.

Emerging Topics in Computer Vision and Its Applications Book

Emerging Topics in Computer Vision and Its Applications


  • Author : Chi-hau Chen
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 493
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814340991

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Emerging Topics in Computer Vision and Its Applications Excerpt :

This book gives a comprehensive overview of the most advanced theories, methodologies and applications in computer vision. Particularly, it gives an extensive coverage of 3D and robotic vision problems. Example chapters featured are Fourier methods for 3D surface modeling and analysis, use of constraints for calibration-free 3D Euclidean reconstruction, novel photogeometric methods for capturing static and dynamic objects, performance evaluation of robot localization methods in outdoor terrains, integrating 3D vision with force/tactile sensors, tracking via in-floor sensing, self-calibration of camera networks, etc. Some unique applications of computer vision in marine fishery, biomedical issues, driver assistance, are also highlighted.

Workshop Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments Book

Workshop Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments


  • Author : J.A. Botía
  • Publisher : IOS Press
  • Release Date : 2012-06-16
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN 10 : 9781614990802

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Workshop Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments Excerpt :

Intelligent environments (IE) play an increasingly important role in many areas of our lives, including education, healthcare and the domestic environment. The term refers to physical spaces incorporating pervasive computing technology used to achieve specific goals for the user, the environment or both. This book presents the proceedings of the workshops of the 8th International Conference on Intelligent Environments (IE ‘12), held in Guanajuato, Mexico, in June 2012. The workshops which make up the conference range from regular lectures to practical sessions. They provide a forum for scientists, researchers and engineers from both industry and academia to engage in discussions on newly emerging or rapidly evolving topics in the field. Topics covered in the workshops include intelligent environments supporting healthcare and well-being; artificial intelligence techniques for ambient intelligence; large-scale intelligent environments; intelligent domestic robots; intelligent environment technology in education; multimodal interfaces applied in skills transfer, healthcare and rehabilitation; the reliability of intelligent environments and improving industrial automation using intelligent environments. IE can enrich user experience, better manage the environment's resources, and increase user awareness of that environment. This book will be of interest to all those whose work involves the application of intelligent environments.

Computational Science and Its Applications   ICCSA 2004 Book

Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2004


  • Author : Antonio Laganà
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004-05-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 1143
  • ISBN 10 : 3540220569

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Computational Science and Its Applications ICCSA 2004 Excerpt :

The natural mission of Computational Science is to tackle all sorts of human problems and to work out intelligent automata aimed at alleviating the b- den of working out suitable tools for solving complex problems. For this reason ComputationalScience,thoughoriginatingfromtheneedtosolvethemostch- lenging problems in science and engineering (computational science is the key player in the ?ght to gain fundamental advances in astronomy, biology, che- stry, environmental science, physics and several other scienti?c and engineering disciplines) is increasingly turning its attention to all ?elds of human activity. In all activities, in fact, intensive computation, information handling, kn- ledge synthesis, the use of ad-hoc devices, etc. increasingly need to be exploited and coordinated regardless of the location of both the users and the (various and heterogeneous) computing platforms. As a result the key to understanding the explosive growth of this discipline lies in two adjectives that more and more appropriately refer to Computational Science and its applications: interoperable and ubiquitous. Numerous examples of ubiquitous and interoperable tools and applicationsaregiveninthepresentfourLNCSvolumescontainingthecontri- tions delivered at the 2004 International Conference on Computational Science and its Applications (ICCSA 2004) held in Assisi, Italy, May 14–17, 2004.

Caustic Light in Nonlinear Photonic Media Book

Caustic Light in Nonlinear Photonic Media


  • Author : Alessandro Zannotti
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-09-26
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030530884

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Caustic Light in Nonlinear Photonic Media Excerpt :

Caustics are natural phenomena, forming light patterns in rainbows or through drinking glasses, and creating light networks at the bottom of swimming pools. Only in recent years have scientists started to artificially create simple caustics with laser light. However, these realizations have already contributed to progress in advanced imaging, lithography, and micro-manipulation. In this book, Alessandro Zannotti pioneers caustics in many ways, establishing the field of artificial caustic optics. He employs caustic design to customize high-intensity laser light. This is of great relevance for laser-based machining, sensing, microscopy, and secure communication. The author also solves a long standing problem concerning the origin of rogue waves which appear naturally in the sea and can have disastrous consequences. By means of a far-reaching optical analogy, he identifies scattering of caustics in random media as the origin of rogue waves, and shows how nonlinear light-matter interaction increases their probability.

Intelligent Robotics and Applications Book

Intelligent Robotics and Applications


  • Author : Chee Seng Chan
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-01-08
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030666453

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Intelligent Robotics and Applications Excerpt :

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications, ICIRA 2020, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in November 2020. The 45 full papers and 3 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 submissions. The accepted papers were grouped into various subtopics including Advanced Measurement and Machine Vision System; Automation; Human-Robot Interaction; Mobile Robots and Intelligent Autonomous System; Recent Trends in Computational Intelligence; Robot Design, and Development and Control. Due to the Corona pandemic ICIRA 2020 was held as a virtual event.