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  • Vol. 70, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1012–1014

Modifying a coherent optical processing system to achieve a measure of redundancy

G. L. Rogers  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 70, Issue 8, pp. 1012-1014 (1980)

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A coherent optical processing system is usually nonredundant because any attempt to secure redundancy by band-limiting the input leads to a corresponding underuse of the Fourier plane. Methods are suggested for putting additional copies of the signal into the unused region. This results in a certain departure from strict coherence but is in no case as extreme as using noncoherent methods.

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G. L. Rogers, "Modifying a coherent optical processing system to achieve a measure of redundancy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 70, 1012-1014 (1980)

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