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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 3 — Sep. 29, 2001
  • pp: 99–109

Three-Dimensional Phase-Only Holographic Correlation

Tae-Geun Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 5, Issue 3, pp. 99-109 (2001)

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This paper presents a phase-only modulation scheme for a three-dimensional (3-D) image matching system to improve optical efficiency of the system. The 3-D image matching system is based on the two mask heterodyne scanning. A hologram of the 3-D reference object is first created and then the phase of the hologram is extracted. The phase of the hologram is represented as one mask with the other mask being a plane wave. The superposition of each beam modulated by the two masks generated a scanning beam pattern. This beam pattern scans the 3-D target object to be recognized. The output of the scanning system gives out the correlation of the phase-only hologram of the reference object and the complex hologram of the target object. Since a hologram contains 3-D information of an object as a form of fringe pattern, the correlation of holograms matches whole 3-D aspect of the objects. Computer simulations are performed with additive gaussian noise and without noise for the complex hologram modulation scheme and the phase-only hologram modulation scheme. The computer simulation results show that the phase-only hologram modulation scheme improves the optical efficiency. Thus the system with the phase-only hologram modulation scheme is more robust than the system with the complex hologram modulation scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(070.5010) Fourier optics and signal processing : Pattern recognition
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(100.5090) Image processing : Phase-only filters
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2001
Published: September 1, 2001

Tae-Geun Kim, "Three-Dimensional Phase-Only Holographic Correlation," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 5, 99-109 (2001)

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