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Inverse-scattering theory applied to the synthesis of gradient-index optical waveguides
Author(s): Lakshman S. Tamil; Arthur K. Jordan
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Paper Abstract

An inverse scattering theory is used to design gradient-index optical waveguides capable of transmitting images without degradation. The propagation characteristics on N modes each carrying a pixel of the image are specified by a transverse rational reflection coefficient. The Gelfand-Levitan-Marchenko inverse scattering theory is used to obtain the unique solution of the permittivity profile of the waveguide from the reflection coefficient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1351, Digital Image Synthesis and Inverse Optics, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23625
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Lakshman S. Tamil, Univ. of Texas/Dallas (United States)
Arthur K. Jordan, Massachusetts Institute of Tec (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1351:
Digital Image Synthesis and Inverse Optics
Arthur F. Gmitro; Paul S. Idell; Ivan J. LaHaie, Editor(s)

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