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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2003
  • pp: 1973–1980

Complex Encoding of Rotation-Invariant Filters onto a Single Phase-Only Spatial Light Modulator

Oscar Gualdrón, Jeffrey Davis, Josep Nicolás, Juan Campos, and Maria J. Yzuel  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 11, pp. 1973-1980 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.001973


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Abstract

The accuracy and flexibility of the technique proposed by Davis <i>et al</i>. [Appl. Opt. <b>35,</b> 2488 (1996)] for the encoding of the amplitude and the phase of a filter onto a single liquid-crystal spatial light modulator operating in a phase-only regime has been exploited to implement several filter designs in a convergent optical correlator. We have selected some filters, that given their mathematical structure showing some degree of rotational invariance, or having a parameter to regulate their behavior, require a more precise encoding. We present correlation results of outstanding quality for various rotationally invariant filter designs that have never been previously implemented with a real-time optical correlator.

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OCIS Codes
(100.4550) Image processing : Correlators
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(100.5760) Image processing : Rotation-invariant pattern recognition
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

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Oscar Gualdrón, Jeffrey Davis, Josep Nicolás, Juan Campos, and Maria J. Yzuel, "Complex Encoding of Rotation-Invariant Filters onto a Single Phase-Only Spatial Light Modulator," Appl. Opt. 42, 1973-1980 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-11-1973


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