This is a self-contained textbook that offers an introductory survey which examines the information optics, linear and nonconventional processing, and numerical symbolic and neural computing. This comprehensive source book is a basic text for students
and technical staffs, who lack an intensive background in classical optics, electromagnetics, computer, and neural network theories. It will also serve as a working reference to scientists, engineers and graduate students who are involved in current research and development of modern optical signal processing, computing and neural network areas. The book contains updated materials on optical signal processing, computing, and neural network areas. It has been used as a
required textbook in the Electrical Engineering Department at Pennsylvania State University, and has also been used as a course text and reference book in several universities in the United States and abroad. This book has been translated into Japanese and Chinese. The content is unique, in that no other published book contained these three features: signal processing, computing and neural networks, in a single volume. A solutions manual is available to qualified instructors.