The history of imaging is a continuous cycle of advances in science and technology beginning with observations made
with crude technology, which lead to new science and, finally, to advances in technology. I recount the history of
optical imaging to place in perspective three distinct trends present in imaging research today: computational imaging,
engineered materials, and quantum imaging.
Joseph N. Mait, Joseph N. Mait,
"A new vision of imaging from a historical perspective", Proc. SPIE 6254, Seventh International Conference on Correlation Optics, 625414 (14 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679938; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.679938