Dr. Alan M. Frank
Retired
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Instructor
Publications (9)

Proceedings Article | 11 January 2007 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 6279, 27th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Clocks, Cameras, Sensors, Calibration, Video, Lamps, Image resolution, Solid state physics, Solid state electronics

Proceedings Article | 17 April 2001 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 4183, 24th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
KEYWORDS: Cameras, Sensors, Microchannel plates, Electrons, Image resolution, CCD cameras, Diodes, Charge-coupled devices, High speed photography, Camera shutters

Proceedings Article | 25 October 2000 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 4095, Laser Beam Shaping
KEYWORDS: Optical amplifiers, Oscillators, Amplifiers, Multiplexing, Fiber lasers, Head, Laser damage threshold, Connectors, Neodymium lasers, Pulsed laser operation

Proceedings Article | 28 May 1997 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 2869, 22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
KEYWORDS: Microscopes, Beam splitters, Optical lithography, Polarization, Spatial frequencies, Cameras, Laser energy, Dye lasers, Streak cameras, Plasma

Proceedings Article | 27 May 1996 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 2714, 27th Annual Boulder Damage Symposium: Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1995
KEYWORDS: Microscopes, Holography, Silica, Calibration, Video, High power lasers, Manufacturing, Laser damage threshold, Optical filtering, Structured light

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Proceedings Volume Editor (4)

SPIE Conference Volume | 11 April 2001

SPIE Conference Volume | 29 February 2000

SPIE Conference Volume | 17 May 1999

SPIE Conference Volume | 17 May 1999

Conference Committee Involvement (6)
Videometrics IX
29 January 2007 | San Jose, CA, United States
High Speed and Ultra High Speed Photography, Photonics, and Videography
7 August 2003 | San Diego, California, United States
High-Speed Imaging and Sequence Analysis III
22 January 2001 | San Jose, CA, United States
High-Speed Imaging and Sequence Analysis II
27 January 2000 | San Jose, CA, United States
High-Speed Imaging
29 January 1999 | San Jose, CA, United States
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Course Instructor
SC658: Challenges in Imaging for Data, Evidence & National Security
Imaging, the use of photographic techniques, has become an important tool for scientific data, legal evidence, and national security. Every phase of the photographic process alters the information carried within the image. In a time when image manipulation has become commonplace, it is a challenge to make an image record information that is scientifically and legally defensible. This course will explore the technical issues of imaging where accuracy, validity, and credibility are the key issues. This is a system survey, touching on all aspects of the process for both film and digital technologies including subject, lighting, camera, image analysis, and archiving. An overview of techniques for choosing and adjusting equipment appropriate for given tasks will be given. We will cover the visualization and recording of diverse subjects ranging from microscopic biological samples and crime scenes to issues in surveillance, reconnaissance, ordinance evaluation and target designation. Finally, we will discuss the challenges and techniques involved in establishing a chain of evidence essential for defensible information.
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