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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1331–1333

All-incoherent dispersion-compensated optical correlator

P. Andrés, V. Climent, J. Lancis, G. Mínguez-Vega, E. Tajahuerce, and A. W. Lohmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 19, pp. 1331-1333 (1999)

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We report on a simple, spatially incoherent, wavelength-independent imaging system that, in contrast to the conventional case, exhibits a dispersion-compensated point-spread function. Our hybrid (diffractive–refractive) three-lens imaging configuration thus acts as an all-incoherent dispersion-compensated optical irradiance correlator. So the optical arrangement is well adapted to processing color information (both spatially and temporally incoherent) under natural illumination.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(070.5010) Fourier optics and signal processing : Pattern recognition
(220.1000) Optical design and fabrication : Aberration compensation
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design

P. Andrés, V. Climent, J. Lancis, G. Mínguez-Vega, E. Tajahuerce, and A. W. Lohmann, "All-incoherent dispersion-compensated optical correlator," Opt. Lett. 24, 1331-1333 (1999)

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