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Optical correlator architecture for the identification of many patterns with a multiplexed matched filter
Author(s): N. Manivannan; Mark A. A. Neil; Edward G. S. Paige
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated a novel coherent optical correlator architecture for both recognizing and distinguishing between a plurality of patterns using only a single fixed binary phase-only matched filter, referred to here as a multiplexed filter. In order to utilize the filer space effectively we have introduced a novel spread spectrum technique for coding the input patterns, so called overlay encoding, suing a random high frequency binary phase-only mask. We have shown how standard optimization techniques can be used to design a multiplexed filter, which is capable of producing a set of codes in the output plane when the corresponding elements of a set of input patterns are presented in the input plane. The theoretical analysis has been verified experimentally using commercially available ferroelectric liquid crystal spatial light modulators.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3073, Optical Pattern Recognition VIII, (27 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270400
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N. Manivannan, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Mark A. A. Neil, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Edward G. S. Paige, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3073:
Optical Pattern Recognition VIII
David P. Casasent; Tien-Hsin Chao, Editor(s)

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