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Real Time Computation Of Moments With Acousto-Optics
Author(s): Kelvin Wagner; Demetri Psaltis
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Paper Abstract

The separable nature of the geometric moment generating functions and the serial raster encoding of the image permits the 2-dimensional moment integral equation to be computed with a cascaded system of 1-dimensional integrations. In this paper new optical processing architectures are presented that use acousto-optic devices illuminated by pulsed sources to enter the data into the optical system. The advanced state of the art of the components used and the flexibility of these architectures can lead to the implementation of practical optical processing system for computing the moments of a real time high resolution image.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 August 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0352, Bragg Signal Processing and Output Devices, (11 August 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.933937
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Kelvin Wagner, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Demetri Psaltis, California Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0352:
Bragg Signal Processing and Output Devices
Bob V. Markevitch; Theo Kooji, Editor(s)

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