Digital correlation hologram implemented on optical correlator

David Abookasis, Joseph Rosen

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A new kind of computer-generated hologram termed digital correlation hologram (DCH) has been developed and demonstrated with promising results. This hologram is composed of two separate sub-holograms. The reconstructed image is obtained as a result of a spatial correlation between the hologram's two parts. The DCH codes two complex functions which are generated by an iterative optimization procedure. The correlation between the two sub-holograms is implemented by means of a joint transform correlator (JTC). When the double-elements hologram is displayed on the JTC input plane, and illuminated by a plane wave, a desired image is constructed on part of the correlator output plane. The DCH can be used for security and encryption systems, as the desired image will be received in the output plane only when the two specific sub-holograms are placed at the input plane of the JTC. Simulation and experimental results demonstrate the suggested technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-123
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2003
EventOptical Information Systems - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20035 Aug 2003


  • Computer Holography
  • Iterative Procedure
  • Optical Correlator
  • Optical Data Processing
  • Security System

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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