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Advances in Optical Technologies
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 835340, 2 pages

Correlation Optics

1Correlation Optics Department, Chernivtsi National University, 58012 Chernivtsi, Ukraine
2Optics and Spectroscopy Department, Chernivtsi National University, 2 Kotsyubinsky Str., 58012 Chernivtsi, Ukraine

Received 23 May 2010; Accepted 23 May 2010

Copyright © 2010 Oleg V. Angelsky et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

The papers presented in this special issue are the selected reflecting the topics of the Ninth International Conference “Correlation Optics,” which became traditional being held biannually under the auspices of SPIE, ICO, OSA, and EOS in Chernivtsi (Ukraine). Distribution of the papers over the conference topics reflects current tendencies in correlation optics, when, to say, the use of well-established approaches, methods, and techniques of optical correlation data processing [14], singular optical [58], and fractal optics [9, 10] approaches provides successful solving of the problem of looking for important diagnostic information in biology and medicine [1114], as it is seen from several papers in this issue. It is worthy to note that interconnection between spatially inhomogeneously distributed “unconventional polarization states of light” and measured correlation characteristics of optical fields are put in the base of diagnostics of states of biological tissue tomes in these papers. Timeliness and topicality of this papers approach are confirmed in Special Issue Unconventional Polarization States of Light in the journal “Optics Express” from May 12, 2010.

Oleg V. Angelsky
Alexander G. Ushenko
Peter V. Polyanskii
Igor I. Mokhun


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