We have generalized the Hilbert transform by defining the fractional Hilbert transform (FHT) operation. In the first stage, two different approaches for defining the FHT are suggested. One is based on modifying only the spatial filter, and the other proposes using the fractional Fourier plane for filtering. In the second stage, the two definitions are combined into a fractional Hilbert transform, which is characterized by two parameters. Computer simulations are presented.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 28, 1995
Published: February 15, 1996
Adolf W. Lohmann, David Mendlovic, and Zeev Zalevsky, "Fractional Hilbert transform," Opt. Lett. 21, 281-283 (1996)