Three-dimensional optical Fourier transform and correlation

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Abstract

Optical implementation of a three-dimensional (3-D) Fourier transform is proposed and demonstrated. A spatial 3-D object, as seen from the paraxial zone, is transformed to the 3-D spatial frequency space. Based on the new procedure, a 3-D joint transform correlator is described that is capable of recognizing targets in the 3-D space.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)964-966
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume22
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 1997

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