Abstract

In all-optical processors, enhancement of image details is the result of high-pass filtering. We describe an optoelectronic processor in which detail enhancement results from the digitally calculated difference between an original input image and its low-pass filtered version. The low-pass filtering is realized through the rank-order median and the morphological opening and closing operations calculated by use of the optical convolver. It is shown that the normalized difference between the morphological white and black top hats enhances bright and dark image details analogously to the rank-order unsharp masking.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

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