Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAsakura, Toshimitsuen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-29T14:23:23Z
dc.date.available2016-09-29T14:23:23Z
dc.date.issued1960
dc.date.submitted1960
dc.identifier.otherb14708620
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/17904
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe entropy concepts in thermodynamics, statistical mechanics, information theory and optics are discussed along with their relationships. As a first step of the application of the entropy concept we evaluate the entropy loss in optical system (one- and two-dimensional cases) vs. defocussing from geometrical and physical optics viewpoints. After reviewing the image formation with Fourier analysis and bringing it to a general formulation, we consider the foundations of the optical image formulation in terms of matrices and apply it to several illustrative cases. We investigate the properties of the illumination matrix of optics proposed by Gabor and Gamo under the guidance of statistical mechanical density matrix. Comparison between the density matrix and the illumination matrix is considered. [TRUNCATED]en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.titleOptical image Formation in terms of entropy transformations and intensity matrices.en_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameMaster of Arts in Physicsen_US
etd.degree.levelmastersen_US
etd.degree.disciplinePhysicsen_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record