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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1431–1438

Confocal optical feedback processing system: an improved optical design

Steve Johnston and Sing H. Lee  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 1431-1438 (1983)

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Coherent optical feedback in the form of a simple confocal resonator has been used to solve partial differential and integral equations. However, due to aberrations, the simple feedback system has a limited space–bandwidth product. An attempt is made here to increase the space–bandwidth product and the accuracy of the optical solution by introducing optical elements with spherical surfaces and negative lens effects into the simple confocal system.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 14, 1982
Published: May 15, 1983

Steve Johnston and Sing H. Lee, "Confocal optical feedback processing system: an improved optical design," Appl. Opt. 22, 1431-1438 (1983)

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