We describe design of lossless block codes for geometric, Laplacian, and similar distributions frequently arising
in image and video coding. Proposed codes can be understood as a generalization of Golomb codes, allowing
more precise adaptation to values of parameters of distributions, and resulting in lower redundancy. Design of
universal block codes for a class of geometric distributions is also studied.
Yuriy A. Reznik, Yuriy A. Reznik,
"Low-complexity lossless codes for image and video coding", Proc. SPIE 7798, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIII, 77980X (7 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.862252; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.862252