In an effort to combine the advantages of optical information processing and the flexibility of digital computers, a real-time image subtraction system has been developed. A microcomputer is employed to control a Litton magnetooptic device (MOD) and also to interface the MOD to a video camera. The performance of the system in image subtraction is discussed in detail. An experimental demonstration of image subtraction is shown.
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 22, 1986
Published: October 15, 1986
Francis T. S. Yu, M.F. Cao, and X. J. Lu, "Real-time programmable image subtractor using a magnetooptic device," Appl. Opt. 25, 3773-3775 (1986)