Vision pp 185-193 | Cite as

Vision: Past, Present, and Future

  • Albert Rose
Part of the Optical Physics and Engineering book series (OPEG)


This concluding chapter is concerned primarily with the future trend toward higher sensitivity in visual systems. Several concepts, already discussed, are reproduced for emphasis and clarity.


Quantum Efficiency Human Visual System Silver Halide Actual Emulsion Photon Noise 
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  1. For a recent account of progress in compact solid-state sensors, see C.H. Séguin, D. A. Sealer, W. J. Bertram Jr., M. F. Tompsett, R. R. Buckley, T. A. Shankoff, and W. J. McNamara, A charge-coupled area sensor and frame store, IEEE Trans. Electron Devices ED-20, 244–252 (1973).Google Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Albert Rose
    • 1
  1. 1.David Sarnoff Research CenterRCAPrincetonUSA

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