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Achromatic Optical Correlator For White Light Pattern Recognition
Author(s): Tien-Hsin Chao; Hua-Kuang Liu; Ming Chen; Luzhong Cai
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Paper Abstract

An achromatic optical correlator using spatially multiplexed achromatic matched spatial filters (MSFs) for white light optical pattern recognition is presented. The MSF array is synthesized using a monochromatic laser and its achromaticity is achieved by adjusting the scale and spatial carrier frequency of each MSF to accommodate the wavelength variations in white light correlation detections. System analysis and several experimental results showing the correlation peak intensity using white-light illumination are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0754, Optical and Digital Pattern Recognition, (21 August 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939977
Show Author Affiliations
Tien-Hsin Chao, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Hua-Kuang Liu, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Ming Chen, University of Utah (United States)
Luzhong Cai, University of Utah (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0754:
Optical and Digital Pattern Recognition
Hua-Kuang Liu; Paul S. Schenker, Editor(s)

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