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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2583–2587

Optical pattern recognition via adaptive spatial homodyne detection

Magnus T.L. Hsu, Joachim Knittel, Jean-Francois Morizur, Hans-A. Bachor, and Warwick P. Bowen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2583-2587 (2010)

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We present an experimental demonstration of an optical pattern recognition scheme based on spatial homodyne detection. Our scheme is adaptive, all-optical, utilizes a single-element photo-detector, and provides a single parameter readout to quantify the efficacy of pattern recognition, thereby allowing very fast pattern recognition speeds. The spatial homodyne detector was applied to the identification of one- and two-dimensional phase profiles.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: September 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2010
Published: November 11, 2010

Magnus T. L. Hsu, Joachim Knittel, Jean-Francois Morizur, Hans-A. Bachor, and Warwick P. Bowen, "Optical pattern recognition via adaptive spatial homodyne detection," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27, 2583-2587 (2010)

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