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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 1985
  • pp: 3825–3829

Optical generation of the Wigner distribution of 2-D real signals

Michael Conner and Yao Li  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 22, pp. 3825-3829 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.24.003825


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Abstract

New techniques as well as extensions to existing techniques for the optical production of 2-D Wigner distributions are presented. Our investigation starts with a straightforward technique involving a pair of relay lenses and a Fourier transform lens. Then we explore a second technique requiring only one lens and a rotational capability. We also present a technique for display of a single frequency variable vs a single spatial variable. Finally, we discuss a dual-channel display technique in which two different sections of the Wigner distribution are displayed simultaneously.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 17, 1984
Published: November 15, 1985

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Michael Conner and Yao Li, "Optical generation of the Wigner distribution of 2-D real signals," Appl. Opt. 24, 3825-3829 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-24-22-3825


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