29 February 1980 System Roles For Noncoherent Optical Processing
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Proceedings Volume 0209, Optical Signal Processing for C3I; (1980) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958302
Event: Optical Signal Processing for C3l, 1979, Boston, United States
Improved noise performance, relaxed requirements on input devices, and increased dynamic range all follow from the use of noncoherent rather than coherent light for optical processing. Noncoherent light behaves differently than coherent light, and so different optical processing techniques are required. The emerging capabilities of such techniques includes matrix-vector multiplication, correlation, linear filtering and analog to digital conversion. Recent advances in the use of the noncoherent optical transfer function for linear filtering are discussed, and applied to the processing of raster formatted radar and communication signals.
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William W. Stoner, William W. Stoner, } "System Roles For Noncoherent Optical Processing", Proc. SPIE 0209, Optical Signal Processing for C3I, (29 February 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958302; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.958302


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