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The Behavior Of Binary Spatial Light Modulators In A Coherent Optical Image Correlation System
Author(s): Anne M. Biernacki; David L. Flannery; John S. Loomis; Steven L. Cartwright
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Paper Abstract

The behavior of a binary, spatial light modulator (SLM) in both the input and Fourier planes of a coherent optical correlator system is investigated using both a computer model and a working laboratory correlator. The computer model, based upon the fast Fourier transform, simulates the effect of the SLMs in the system and permits the examination of such parameters as input noise and shifts and their effect upon the theoretical output. The experimental correlator contains a SLM in the input plane operating in the binary amplitude mode and a SLM in the Fourier plane operating in the binary phase-only mode. The output of the system is compared to the model and analyzed. Significant performance results obtained with the computer model are also examined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0639, Optical Information Processing II, (24 September 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964349
Show Author Affiliations
Anne M. Biernacki, University of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
David L. Flannery, University of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
John S. Loomis, University of Dayton Research Institute (United States)
Steven L. Cartwright, University of Dayton Research Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0639:
Optical Information Processing II
Dennis R. Pape, Editor(s)

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