This book is addressed mainly to undergraduate and Ph.D. students interested in the topics of Fourier optics and imaging, which are of paramount importance in optics. This is why a large part of the book is dedicated to fundamental issues in the field.
More specifically, the first part of the book is dedicated to the mathematical basis of optics and optical signal processing: Fourier series and transforms, the sampling theorem, inverse problems and random processes, while the second part of the book deals with the main concepts of classical optics such as the wave equation, diffraction and polarization.
Finally, the third part is focused on computational imaging systems, where holography, phase retrieval and image reconstruction methods are presented in detail. The book is very clearly written and must be read by anybody working in optics.
Review by Daniela Dragoman, full professor on the faculty of physics at the University of Bucharest, Romania.
The opinions expressed in the book review section are those of the reviewer and do not necessarily reflect those of OPN or its publisher, Optica (formerly OSA).