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Optical continuous phase-only correlator using liquid crystal television
Author(s): Yunlong Sheng; Gilles Paul-Hus
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Paper Abstract

We use a commercially available liquid crystal television (LCTV) for encoding real-time on- axis continuous phase-only filter (POF) in a Vander Lugt type optical correlator. We show by theory and experiments that filter coded on the LCTV with phase mismatching and coupled amplitude modulation maintains a term that is the true POF with a diffraction efficiency to about 70%, plus a zero order spot. The correlation output is a superposition of the POF correlation peak with an image of the input. The filter, referred as to the phase dominant filter, behaves like the POF with advantages of on-axis correlation: high light efficiency and utilization of all the available space bandwidth product of the LCTV. Optical experimental results are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 1993
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2026, Photonics for Processors, Neural Networks, and Memories, (9 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163626
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Yunlong Sheng, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)
Gilles Paul-Hus, COPL/Univ. Laval (Canada)


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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