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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 2413–2418

Powers of transfer matrices determined by means of eigenfunctions

Tatiana Alieva and Martin J. Bastiaans  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 16, Issue 10, pp. 2413-2418 (1999)

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The parameters of the transfer matrix describing a first-order optical system that is a cascade of k identical subsystems defined by the transfer matrix M are determined from consideration of the subsystem’s eigenfunctions. A condition for the cascade to be cyclic is derived. Particular examples of cyclic first-order optical systems are presented. Structure and properties of eigenfunctions of cyclic transforms are considered. A method of optical signal encryption by use of cyclic first-order systems is proposed.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.1170) Fourier optics and signal processing : Analog optical signal processing
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(110.6980) Imaging systems : Transforms

Original Manuscript: April 13, 1999
Manuscript Accepted: June 24, 1999
Published: October 1, 1999

Tatiana Alieva and Martin J. Bastiaans, "Powers of transfer matrices determined by means of eigenfunctions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 16, 2413-2418 (1999)

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