The increasing popularity of optical communication has also brought a demand for a broader bandwidth. The trend, naturally, was to implement methods from traditional electronic communication. One of the most effective traditional methods is Code Division Multiple Access. In this research, we suggest the use of this approach for spatial coding applied to images. The approach is to multiplex several filters into one plane while keeping their mutual orthogonality. It is shown that if the filters are limited by their bandwidth, the output of all the filters can be sampled in the original image resolution and fully recovered through an all-optical setup. The theoretical analysis of such a setup is verified in an experimental demonstration.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 28, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2002
Published: February 10, 2003
Jonathan Solomon, Zeev Zalevsky, David Mendlovic, and Javier Garcia Monreal, "Filter multiplexing by use of spatial code division multiple access approach," Appl. Opt. 42, 772-777 (2003)