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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1991
  • pp: 1233–1239

Optical pattern recognition based on convex functions

Uri Mahlab and Joseph Shamir  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 8, Issue 8, pp. 1233-1239 (1991)

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Spatial filters based on the properties of convex functions can be generated directly on a hybrid electro-optical system. As an example, simulated annealing was used to design highly selective spatial filters. Laboratory experiments demonstrated efficient pattern recognition and class discrimination. Several procedures for designing synthetic discriminant functions discussed in the literature are shown to be special cases of the present procedure.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 27, 1990
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 1991
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 1991
Published: August 1, 1991

Uri Mahlab and Joseph Shamir, "Optical pattern recognition based on convex functions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8, 1233-1239 (1991)

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