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Optical Engineering

Real-Time Spatial Modulators for Optical/Digital Processing Systems
Author(s): Donald S. Oliver
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Paper Abstract

The real-time functional features of optically addressed electrooptical spatial modulators such as the Pockels Readout Optical Modulator (PROM) are described and applied to hybrid optical/digital processing of photographic information. The current and predicted performance of developed hardware and R&D devices for optical image sampling, incoherent-to-coherent conversion, stored image manipulation and computer-controlled Fourier plane filtering are presented. The utility in image exploitation of adjusting the dynamic range of a stored image under interactive

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1978
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 17(3) doi: 10.1117/12.7972230
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 17, Issue 3
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Donald S. Oliver, Itek Corporation (United States)


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