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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2003
  • pp: 1932–1937

Redundancy of phase-space distribution functions in complex field recovery problems

Daniela Dragoman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 11, pp. 1932-1937 (2003)

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Shows that the amplitude and phase of an optical field can be recovered from only a section of phase-space distribution functions, the information contained in other sections being redundant. Experimental implications of this result are discussed, and a physical interpretation of it is offered. In particular the sampling problem in tomography is solved for any field distribution.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6020) Fourier optics and signal processing : Continuous optical signal processing
(100.0100) Image processing : Image processing
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography

Original Manuscript: August 29, 2002
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2002
Published: April 10, 2003

Daniela Dragoman, "Redundancy of phase-space distribution functions in complex field recovery problems," Appl. Opt. 42, 1932-1937 (2003)

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