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A comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of optical detection theory Laser system applications are becoming more numerous, particularly in the fields of communications and remote sensing. Filling a significant gap in the literature, Optical Detection Theory for Laser Applications addresses the theoretical aspects of optical detection and associated phenomenologies, describing the fundamental optical, statistical, and mathematical principles of the modern laser system. The book is especially valuable for its extensive treatment of direct detection statistics, which has no analog in radar detection theory and which has never before been compiled in a cohesive manner in a single book. Coverage includes: A review of mathematical statistics and statistical decision theory Performance of truncated and untruncated coherent and direct detection systems using Huygens-Fresnel and Gaussian beam theories Rough surface scatter and atmospheric propagation effects Single-pulse detection statistics for direct and coherent detection systems Multi-pulse detection statistics for direct and coherent detection systems Supported by additional comments providing further insights into the physics or mathematics discussed and an extensive list of classic references, Optical Detection Theory for Laser Applications comprises a much-needed reference for the professional scientist or engineer, as well as a solid textbook for advanced students.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471224112
ISBN-10: 0471224111
Format: Hardback
(243mm x 168mm x 29mm)
Pages: 424
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Gregory R. Osche

GREGORY R. OSCHE, PhD, received a doctorate in physics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn in 1975. For the past twenty-three years, he has specialized in the field of electro-optic systems development at Raytheon Company where he has functioned as Systems Engineering Manager, Multisensor Systems Manager, and technical director on a variety of military laser radar and multisensor programs. He currently holds the position of Engineering Fellow within the Air and Missile Defense Business Unit of Raytheon Electronic Systems. Dr. Osche has published over thirty technical papers in fields ranging from elementary quantum theory to optical detection theory. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a member of the Optical Society of America and of the American Physical Society.