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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1979
  • pp: 2803–2811

Noise performance of an achromatic coherent optical system

Emmett N. Leith and James A. Roth  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 2803-2811 (1979)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.18.002803


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Abstract

The noise-suppression characteristics of an achromatic optical processing system when operated with a broad-spectrum light source are analyzed. It is shown that such systems produce considerable noise improvement. Both signal-dependent and signal-independent noise are considered. In each case, we find that the achromatic coherent system behaves much like an incoherent imaging system.

© 1979 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 1979
Published: August 15, 1979

Citation
Emmett N. Leith and James A. Roth, "Noise performance of an achromatic coherent optical system," Appl. Opt. 18, 2803-2811 (1979)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-18-16-2803

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