Optics Beyond

  • Results and Impressions from the ZEISS Symposium “Optics in the Digital World”

    Results and Impressions from the ZEISS Symposium “Optics in the Digital World”

    On Thursday, 23 June 2016 around 200 participants came to Oberkochen, Germany for the ZEISS Symposium "Optics in the Digital World." Even the weather cooperated, making the sudden switch from...

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  • Augmented Reality

    Augmented Reality

    According to Plato's allegory, we are all sitting in a cave and only see the shadows of reality. What would it be like if those shadows were explained to us? Augmented reality promises to expand...

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  • Is There Big Data or Large Data in Photonics?

    Is There Big Data or Large Data in Photonics?

    Photonics often deals with large data –: this is nothing new. Digital images are an obvious example especially in 3D imaging. A 3D image with 2000 x 2000 x 500 pixels, 2 color channels and a 16...

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  • Computer Vision and Machine Learning

    Computer Vision and Machine Learning

      (Click on picture for more information)Machine learning and computer vision methods have recently received a lot of attention, in particular when it comes to data analytics. The success of deep...

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  • Computational Imaging: Light Field

    Computational Imaging: Light Field

    Computational Imaging: Light Field Light field photography is a technology borrowed from the field of computer graphics and applied to imaging. The original goal of this technology which was...

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  • Computational Imaging: Ptychography

    Computational Imaging: Ptychography

      Computational Imaging: Ptychographie (Click on picture for more information)Light interacting with matter forms the physical basis for most microscopic imaging processes. Thus it should come as...

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  • Computational Imaging: Digital Microscopy

    In the field of photography, the digital revolution has replaced analog recording technology using photographic plates with digital sensor chips. And it's not surpring that this same trend has...

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  • Computational Imaging

    Computational Imaging

    The theme of today's blog post is computational imaging. Computational imaging is the systematic enhancement of computer-aided imaging by treating algorithmics, sensors and optics as a single...

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  • Digital Optics – a Discipline at the Crossroads of Digitization

    Digital Optics – a Discipline at the Crossroads of Digitization

    Digital Optics – a Discipline at the Crossroads of Digitization Think back to your days as a student in high school: you’d probably agree with the statement that optics is an integral part of...

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