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Algorithm to choose which pixels to zero out in a zero and phase filter
Author(s): Robert R. Kallman
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Paper Abstract

An algorithm to choose which pixels to zero out in an otherwise phase-only filter is presented. This algorithm involves a simple thresholding technique applied to the general spatial filter described in previous work. Having fixed those pixels which are to be set equal to 0 in the filter, one can then view the remaining phases as free parameters and design a good 0 and continuous phase filter by optimizing the filter's signal-to-clutter ratio using the author's techniques. One can the discretize this zero and phase filter into one whose entries are 0 or one of the nth roots of unity. For example, ternary (0, +1, and -1) filter are of this form as are filters whose entries are 0 and the sixteenth roots of unity. Examples of such are given. This paper together with its ancestor provides a completely automatic way to start with a training set of true and false targets of any size and automatically and without human intervention produce optimized filters for use in extant spatial light modulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2026, Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories, (9 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163570
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Robert R. Kallman, Univ. of North Texas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2026:
Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories
Stephen T. Kowel; William J. Miceli; Joseph L. Horner; Bahram Javidi; Stephen T. Kowel; William J. Miceli, Editor(s)

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