COHERENCE EFFECTS ON THE PHASE ACCURACY OF AN OPTICAL FOURIER PROCESSOR.

C. S. Gardner, P. L. Ransom, W. J. Atkins

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Abstract

Interference techniques can be used to measure both the amplitude and phase of optically generated Fourier transforms. Because phase information is recovered by observing an interference pattern, source coherence can significantly influence phase accuracy. System performance is analyzed using simple test functions and the phase error is estimated in terms of the source transverse coherence length and space-bandwidth product of the input function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-914
Number of pages6
JournalJ Opt Soc Am
Volume68
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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