This feature of Applied Optics is dedicated to research in optical pattern-recognition techniques that utilize nonlinear devices and algorithms. Nonlinearities are employed in a variety of ways in optical pattern recognition and play an important role in both hardware implementation and software development for optical pattern-recognition systems.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 24, 1995
Published: July 10, 1995
Bahram Javidi, Peter D. Gianino, William T. Rhodes, and Brian M. Hendrickson, "Nonlinear techniques in optical pattern recognition: introduction by the feature editors," Appl. Opt. 34, 3856-3857 (1995)