Chapter | 9 |
Photography has a long and well-documented history. The ability to record images in this manner has existed for more than 150 years. Less well known is that the electronic detection of light has also been possible for over a century and that images have been transmitted in this manner since the early 1900s. The growth of the digital imaging industry, therefore, should be attributed to something other than the use of electronics to form images.
Imagine using a simple photodiode ...