27 December 1990 Architectural considerations in the design of nonlinear joint transform correlators
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An experimental investigation is conducted of joint-power spectrum nonlinear transformation effects on the performance of a joint transform correlator. Attention is given to correlation-peak intensity, SNR, peak/sidelobe value, and peak width, for various degrees of the nonlinearity employed at the Fourier plane. The results obtained indicate increases of peak intensity, SNR, and peak/sidelobe, in conjunction with a decrease of the correlation, as the severity of the joint power spectrum''s nonlinear transformation increases. Attention is given to the performance of the liquid crystal light-valve spatial light modulator employed.
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Bahram Javidi, Bahram Javidi, Qing Tang, Qing Tang, Don A. Gregory, Don A. Gregory, } "Architectural considerations in the design of nonlinear joint transform correlators", Proc. SPIE 1347, Optical Information Processing Systems and Architectures II, (27 December 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.23428; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.23428
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