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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 2795–2806

Memory-efficient reference calculation of light propagation using the convolution method

Petr Lobaz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 2795-2806 (2013)

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In computational Fourier optics, computer generated holography, etc., coherent light propagation calculation between parallel planes is the essential task. A proper calculation discretization in the off-axis case leads to big memory demands in order to avoid aliasing errors. The proposed method typically cuts down the memory demands one hundred times. The principle of the method is based on the observation that there is a close correspondence between the reconstruction process (opposite of the sampling process) and prefiltering of the convolution kernel.

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OCIS Codes
(070.2025) Fourier optics and signal processing : Discrete optical signal processing
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
Fourier Optics and Signal Processing

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2013
Published: January 29, 2013

Petr Lobaz, "Memory-efficient reference calculation of light propagation using the convolution method," Opt. Express 21, 2795-2806 (2013)

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