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Design and testing of three-level optimal correlation filters
Author(s): Charles D. Hendrix; Bhagavatula Vijaya Kumar; K. Terry Stalker; Brian A. Kast; Raj K. Shori
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Paper Abstract

Previously, we have designed 3-level filters(suitable for implementation on magneto-optic spatial light modulators) to maximize the output signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and to separately maximize peak-to-correlation energy (PCE) that measures the correlation peak sharpness. In practice, we want the correlation peaks to be sharp (i.e., large PCE) as well as noise-tolerant (i.e., large SNR). In this paper, we present a new method to optimally combine these two desirable properties into a single optimization procedure. Similar methods to trade off SNR versus peak efficiency and PCE versus peak efficiency will be presented. Both simulation and experimental results will be included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1564, Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures III, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.49691
Show Author Affiliations
Charles D. Hendrix, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
Bhagavatula Vijaya Kumar, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)
K. Terry Stalker, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Brian A. Kast, Sandia National Labs. (United States)
Raj K. Shori, Litton Data Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1564:
Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures III
Bahram Javidi, Editor(s)

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