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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2011
  • pp: 766–769

Projection-slice theorem: a compact notation

Daissy H. Garces, William T. Rhodes, and Nestor M. Peña  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 766-769 (2011)

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The notation normally associated with the projection-slice theorem often presents difficulties for students of Fourier optics and digital image processing. Simple single-line forms of the theorem that are relatively easily interpreted can be obtained for n-dimensional functions by exploiting the convolution theorem and the rotation theorem of Fourier transform theory. The projection-slice theorem is presented in this form for two- and three-dimensional functions; generalization to higher dimensionality is briefly discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: December 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2010
Published: April 8, 2011

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Daissy H. Garces, William T. Rhodes, and Nestor M. Peña, "Projection-slice theorem: a compact notation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 766-769 (2011)

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