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Optical correlator architectures re-examined
Author(s): Kenneth H. Fielding; Joseph L. Horner; Charles K. Makekau
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Paper Abstract

Optical correlator architectures have been reported which reduce the physical length of the conventional 4f design initially proposed by VanderLugt (1975). Attention is given to one such architecture which employs two simple lenses and obviates light collimation requirements. This 'modified 2f optical correlator' retains the highly useful Fourier transform scale feature; experimental correlation performance with a binary phase-only filter and photographic input is found to compare favorably with computer simulations of a 4f correlator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1990
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1295, Real-Time Image Processing II, (1 September 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.21224
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Kenneth H. Fielding, Rome Air Development Ctr. (United States)
Joseph L. Horner, Rome Air Development Ctr. (United States)
Charles K. Makekau, Rome Air Development Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1295:
Real-Time Image Processing II
Richard D. Juday, Editor(s)

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