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Implementation of phase-only coded ternary filters for filtering-based optical processors
Author(s): Melody Lardier; Gilles Keryer; Cesar O. Torres Moreno; Jean-Louis M. de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye
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Paper Abstract

This paper addresses a method to implement ternary filters with binary phase spatial light modulators (SLMs) for real-time optical pattern recognition applications using a filtering-based optical processor. A complex ternary filter can be considered as a binary phase function multiplied by a binary amplitude filter, which selects information by blocking or letting pass spatial frequencies. The main problem is that commercially available SLMs cannot provide amplitude and phase modulation at the same time and at high filtering rates. The method presented here involves coding the binary amplitude in phase only, by adding a linear phase to the frequencies representing undesired information. This information will be rejected outside the correlation plane, whereas useful information will pass without alteration. Computer simulations and experimental results have been obtained for different applications. These results show that the pure phase filters obtained are absolutely equivalent to the desired ternary filters and, furthermore, that any ternary filtering function can be easily implemented in a VanderLugt correlator that uses a binary phase SLM, thanks to this technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4471, Algorithms and Systems for Optical Information Processing V, (13 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449340
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Melody Lardier, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne (France)
Gilles Keryer, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne (France)
Cesar O. Torres Moreno, Univ. Popular del Cesar (Colombia)
Jean-Louis M. de Bougrenet de la Tocnaye, Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications de Bretagne (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4471:
Algorithms and Systems for Optical Information Processing V
Bahram Javidi; Demetri Psaltis, Editor(s)

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