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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1994
  • pp: 3–13

Pulse compression, fiber communications, and diffraction: a unified approach

Athanasios Papoulis  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 11, Issue 1, pp. 3-13 (1994)

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A unified approach is developed to three important areas of signal and image processing: pulse compression and real-time spectrum analysis, fiber-cable communications and dispersion, and Fresnel diffraction and optical filtering. The results are based on the properties of quadratic phase filters and Fresnel transforms, and they lead to a variety of analogies among the time responses of fiber cables, the spatial variations of diffracted fields, and the role of frequency modulation in narrow-band systems. The analysis includes deterministic and stochastic excitations.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 17, 1992
Revised Manuscript: June 15, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 1993
Published: January 1, 1994

Athanasios Papoulis, "Pulse compression, fiber communications, and diffraction: a unified approach," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 3-13 (1994)

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