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  • Vol. 69, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1979
  • pp: 1172–1177

Coherent optical compensation of post-detection spatial distortion

Bahaa E. A. Saleh and Wayne C. Goeke  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 69, Issue 8, pp. 1172-1177 (1979)

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Several optimal spatial filters that could be used in a coherent imaging system to remove post-detection linear distortions are obtained and their performance assessed. It is shown that the minimum mean square error filter approximates the usual inverse filter for low-contrast images. The performance of these compensation filters is illustrated by use of examples of one-dimensional signals.

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Bahaa E. A. Saleh and Wayne C. Goeke, "Coherent optical compensation of post-detection spatial distortion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1172-1177 (1979)

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