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Incoherent Electro-Optical Processing: A Tutorial
Author(s): Dennis D. McCrady
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Paper Abstract

A tutorial review of incoherent electro-optical processing (EOP), a relatively new approach to compact, high-speed signal processing is presented. The tutorial begins with a brief explanation of the differences between coherent and incoherent optical processors. Different EOP architectures will be covered next with emphasis placed on temporal scanning processors which have the capability of performing real-time, linear transformations on time varying inputs. Systems of this type are directly applicable to many signal processing problems in radar or sonar. The presentation is concluded with a discussion of the state-of-the-art temporal scanning EOP which includes a light emitting diode and imaging charge coupled device as its main components.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 1982
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0341, Real-Time Signal Processing V, (28 December 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933698
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Dennis D. McCrady, Raytheon Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0341:
Real-Time Signal Processing V
Joel Trimble, Editor(s)

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