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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 10, 2014
  • pp: 6186–6193

Optical correlation algorithm for reconstructing phase skeleton of complex optical fields for solving the phase problem

O. V. Angelsky, M. P. Gorsky, S. G. Hanson, V. P. Lukin, I. I. Mokhun, P. V. Polyanskii, and P. A. Ryabiy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 6186-6193 (2014)

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We propose an optical correlation algorithm illustrating a new general method for reconstructing the phase skeleton of complex optical fields from the measured two-dimensional intensity distribution. The core of the algorithm consists in locating the saddle points of the intensity distribution and connecting such points into nets by the lines of intensity gradient that are closely associated with the equi-phase lines of the field. This algorithm provides a new partial solution to the inverse problem in optics commonly referred to as the phase problem.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: January 20, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2014
Published: March 7, 2014

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O. V. Angelsky, M. P. Gorsky, S. G. Hanson, V. P. Lukin, I. I. Mokhun, P. V. Polyanskii, and P. A. Ryabiy, "Optical correlation algorithm for reconstructing phase skeleton of complex optical fields for solving the phase problem," Opt. Express 22, 6186-6193 (2014)

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