A morphological optoelectronic image processor based on the threshold decomposition concept is described and demonstrated. Binary slices of a gray-scale input image are optically convolved with a binary structuring element of arbitrary size and shape in a noncoherent convolver. The slices are displayed on a liquid-crystal spatial light modulator of 320 × 264 pixels. The kernels are implemented as modifications of the system impulse response. The processor’s convolution patterns are recorded with a CCD camera and fed into a PC by a frame grabber. Subsequent elementary morphological operations are looped. Examples of processing an input image of 256 × 256 pixels and 16 gray levels with kernels of arbitrary size are presented.
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