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  • Vol. 65, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1975
  • pp: 887–891

Partially coherent image processing by laser scanning

Dorian Kermisch  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 65, Issue 8, pp. 887-891 (1975)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.65.000887


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Abstract

We describe a class of image-processing optical systems, based on a laser scanner, whose output is an electronic video signal from a simple photodetector. We show that certain image-processing properties of these systems are exactly equivalent to the properties of conventional, partially coherent, image-processing optical systems. These systems are of interest when we want to combine optical image processing with further electronic processing. Some applications, such as electronic read out of phase-encoded images, are discussed.

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Dorian Kermisch, "Partially coherent image processing by laser scanning," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 65, 887-891 (1975)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-65-8-887


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References

  1. See, for example, W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968), Ch. 7.
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