OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

Journal of the Optical Society of America A

| OPTICS, IMAGE SCIENCE, AND VISION

  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1287–1292

Optimizing the speckle noise for maximum efficacy of data acquisition in coherent imaging

François Chapeau-Blondeau, David Rousseau, Solenna Blanchard, and Denis Gindre  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp. 1287-1292 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.001287


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (404 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The impact of multiplicative speckle noise on data acquisition in coherent imaging is studied. This demonstrates the possibility to optimally adjust the level of the speckle noise in order to deliberately exploit, with maximum efficacy, the saturation naturally limiting linear image sensors such as CCD cameras, for instance. This constructive action of speckle noise cooperating with saturation can be interpreted as a novel instance of stochastic resonance or a useful-noise effect.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2690) General : General physics
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(110.2970) Imaging systems : Image detection systems
(120.6150) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle imaging

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 14, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 2, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 3, 2008
Published: May 13, 2008

Citation
François Chapeau-Blondeau, David Rousseau, Solenna Blanchard, and Denis Gindre, "Optimizing the speckle noise for maximum efficacy of data acquisition in coherent imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 1287-1292 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josaa/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-6-1287


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. L. Gammaitoni, P. Hänggi, P. Jung, and F. Marchesoni, “Stochastic resonance,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 70, 223-287 (1998). [CrossRef]
  2. F. Chapeau-Blondeau and D. Rousseau, “Noise improvements in stochastic resonance: from signal amplification to optimal detection,” Fluct. Noise Lett. 2, 221-233 (2002). [CrossRef]
  3. B. M. Jost and B. E. A. Saleh, “Signal-to-noise ratio improvement by stochastic resonance in a unidirectional photorefractive ring resonator,” Opt. Lett. 21, 287-289 (1996). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. F. Vaudelle, J. Gazengel, G. Rivoire, X. Godivier, and F. Chapeau-Blondeau, “Stochastic resonance and noise-enhanced transmission of spatial signals in optics: the case of scattering,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2674-2680 (1998). [CrossRef]
  5. K. P. Singh, G. Ropars, M. Brunel, and A. Le Floch, “Stochastic resonance in an optical two-order parameter vectorial system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 213901 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. F. Marino, M. Giudici, S. Barland, and S. Balle, “Experimental evidence of stochastic resonance in an excitable optical system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 040601 (2002). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. K. P. Singh, G. Ropars, M. Brunel, and A. Le Floch, “Lever-assisted two-noise stochastic resonance,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90, 073901 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. S. Blanchard, D. Rousseau, D. Gindre, and F. Chapeau-Blondeau, “Constructive action of the speckle noise in a coherent imaging system,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1983-1985 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. D. Rousseau, J. Rojas Varela, and F. Chapeau-Blondeau, “Stochastic resonance for nonlinear sensors with saturation,” Phys. Rev. E 67, 021102 (2003). [CrossRef]
  10. F. Chapeau-Blondeau, S. Blanchard, and D. Rousseau, “Noise-enhanced Fisher information in parallel arrays of sensors with saturation,” Phys. Rev. E 74, 031102 (2006). [CrossRef]
  11. J. W. Goodman, Speckle Phenomena in Optics (Roberts & Company, 2007).
  12. S. Kay, Fundamentals of Statistical Signal Processing: Detection Theory (Prentice Hall, 1998).
  13. J. Ohtsubo and A. Ogiwara, “Effects of clippling threshold on clipped speckle intensity,” Opt. Commun. 65, 73-78 (1988). [CrossRef]
  14. A. Ogiwara, H. Sakai, and J. Ohtsubo, “Real-time optical joint transform correlator for velocity measurement using clipped speckle intensity,” Opt. Commun. 78, 322-326 (1990). [CrossRef]
  15. R. H. Sperry and K. J. Parker, “Segmentation of speckle images based on level-crossing statistics,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3, 490-498 (1991). [CrossRef]
  16. F. Goudail, P. Réfrégier, and G. Delyon, “Bhattacharyya distance as a contrast parameter for statistical processing of noisy optical images,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 21, 1231-1240 (2004). [CrossRef]
  17. F. Goudail and P. Réfrégier, Statistical Image Processing Techniques for Noisy Images (Kluwer, 2004).
  18. P. Réfrégier, J. Fade, and M. Roche, “Estimation precision of the degree of polarization from a single speckle intensity image,” Opt. Lett. 32, 739-741 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited