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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 1990
  • pp: 4772–4778

Phase selection of synthetic discriminant function filters

Philippe Refregier and Jean-Pierre Huignard  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 32, pp. 4772-4778 (1990)

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In this paper, we address the problem of correlation peak phase selection for synthetic discriminant function filters. We show that the minimization of the output variance and the optimization of the correlation peak form are problems of the same complexity (analogous to the determination of the ground state of a magnetic disordered system). We propose a general framework and, with examples, we show that, although the variance reduction by a proper selection of the correlation peak phases can be interesting in some situations, the optimization of the sharpness of the correlation peak is often more fruitful.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 4, 1989
Published: November 10, 1990

Philippe Refregier and Jean-Pierre Huignard, "Phase selection of synthetic discriminant function filters," Appl. Opt. 29, 4772-4778 (1990)

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