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Discrete matrix model for synthesis of mutual intensity functions
Author(s): Mehmet Alper Kutay; Haldun M. Ozaktas; M. Fatih Erden; Serdar Yuksel
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Paper Abstract

We discuss a discrete matrix formulation of partially coherent light, in which the mutual intensity functions (autocorrelations) are represented by matrices. Based on this representation, we focus on the problem of obtaining light of a desired mutual intensity from a light source of given mutual intensity, by employing a linear optical system. This problem is quadratic. By singular value decomposition of the mutual intensity matrix, we obtain an equivalent representation which reduces this quadratic problem to a linear one. We then propose the use of fractional Fourier domain filtering circuits to efficiently implement this optical system.

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Date Published: 6 July 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4392, Optical Processing and Computing: A Tribute to Adolf Lohmann, (6 July 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.432792
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Mehmet Alper Kutay, The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (Turkey)
Haldun M. Ozaktas, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)
M. Fatih Erden, Massana Ltd. (Ireland)
Serdar Yuksel, Bilkent Univ. (Turkey)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4392:
Optical Processing and Computing: A Tribute to Adolf Lohmann
David P. Casasent; H. John Caulfield; William J. Dallas; Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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