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Single Spatial Light Modulator Binary Nonlinear Optical Correlator
Author(s): Bahram Javidi; Joseph L. Horner
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Paper Abstract

We describe a joint Fourier transform image correlator that employs thresholding at both the input plane and the Fourier plane. This suggests using a single binary spatial light modulator (SLM) to read in sequentially the binarized input signal and the binarized Fourier transform interference intensity. The performance of the single SLM joint Fourier transform correlator (JTC) is compared to that of the classical JTC in the areas of correlation peak intensity, peak to sidelobe ratio, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and correlation width. We show that the single SLM JTC outperforms the classical JTC in all such areas. Using a single binary SLM results in a significant reduction in cost, size, and complexity of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1053, Optical Pattern Recognition, (29 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951530
Show Author Affiliations
Bahram Javidi, University of Connecticut (United States)
Joseph L. Horner, University of Connecticut (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1053:
Optical Pattern Recognition
Hua-Kuang Liu, Editor(s)

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