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Applications of the programmable two-dimensional optical fractional Fourier processor
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Paper Abstract

The fractional Fourier transform (FT) is a powerful tool with relevant applications in optical and digital information processing. Such applications demand a programmable and versatile optical system able to perform the fractional FT almost at real time. We have recently developed an optical setup satisfying these requirements. In contrast with other proposed setups, it offers the following advantages: the operation is achieved without additional scaling and/or phase factors and a minimal number of lenses, located at fixed position, are utilized.1 In this work we present the main design features of the fractional FT processor and discuss its performance for some relevant applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7442, Optics and Photonics for Information Processing III, 74420O (1 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.825262
Show Author Affiliations
José A. Rodrigo, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
Tatiana Alieva, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)
Gabriel Cristóbal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (Spain)
María L. Calvo, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7442:
Optics and Photonics for Information Processing III
Khan M. Iftekharuddin; Abdul Ahad Sami Awwal, Editor(s)

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