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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2014
  • pp: 3841–3847

Limits of bootstrapping in a weak-signal holographic conjugator

Abbie T. Watnik and Paul S. Lebow  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 18, pp. 3841-3847 (2014)

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We explore the effect of noise on the energy convergence for extremely weak signals in the object field of a holographic experiment. The impact of noise for the energy-on-target in the iterative, bootstrapping process of a holographic phase conjugator system is theoretically derived to obtain a recursive analytical solution. Theoretical results are compared with numerical simulations for a weak-signal holographic conjugator.

OCIS Codes
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(070.5040) Fourier optics and signal processing : Phase conjugation
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(110.1085) Imaging systems : Adaptive imaging

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Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: February 21, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2014
Published: June 12, 2014

Abbie T. Watnik and Paul S. Lebow, "Limits of bootstrapping in a weak-signal holographic conjugator," Appl. Opt. 53, 3841-3847 (2014)

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