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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 430–436

Three-dimensional electro-optical correlation

Joseph Rosen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 430-436 (1998)

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Electro-optical implementation of a three-dimensional (3-D) spatial correlation is proposed. A 3-D scene of objects, seen from the paraxial zone, is correlated with a reference object. As an example of application, we describe a 3-D joint transform correlator that is capable of recognizing targets in the 3-D space.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(070.5010) Fourier optics and signal processing : Pattern recognition

Joseph Rosen, "Three-dimensional electro-optical correlation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 15, 430-436 (1998)

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