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Optical Engineering

Area-Modulated Recordings For One-Dimensional Optical Signal Processors
Author(s): B. J. Pernick
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Paper Abstract

A proposed method for spatially modulating a laser beam involves changing the refractive index uniformly over a variable area. The width of the area pattern is determined by the applied signal to be processed. The refractive index change would be "written" by optical means on the surface of the material. This paper describes the method mathematically and points out key factors that influence recording quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1988
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 27(6) 276452 doi: 10.1117/12.7976701
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 27, Issue 6
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B. J. Pernick, Grumman Corporate Research Center (United States)

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