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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 536–539

Transformation of characteristic functionals through imaging systems

E. Clarkson, M. A. Kupinski, and H. H. Barrett  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 13, pp. 536-539 (2002)

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We describe how to transfer the characteristic functional of an object model through a noisy, discrete imaging system to arrive at the characteristic function of the images. Our method can also incorporate linear post-processing of the images.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.4280) Coherence and statistical optics : Noise in imaging systems
(110.2960) Imaging systems : Image analysis
(110.3000) Imaging systems : Image quality assessment

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: April 16, 2002
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2002
Published: July 1, 2002

Eric Clarkson, M. Kupinski, and H. Barrett, "Transformation of characteristic functionals through imaging systems," Opt. Express 10, 536-539 (2002)

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