We present, for the first time to our knowledge, an optomechanical integration method for finite functions. This technique allows for the integration of any finite function by combining optical and mechanical principals. The integrated function can then be determined using curve fitting methods. Furthermore, the original function can be reproduced through numerical or analytical integration.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
Optics in Computing
Original Manuscript: July 6, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2007
Published: September 21, 2007
Jenny Magnes, Gregory Schwarz, John Hartke, Derek Burt, and Noureddine Melikechi, "Optomechanical integration method for finite integrals," Appl. Opt. 46, 6918-6922 (2007)