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Spatial Information Processing And Distortion Correction Via Four-Wave Mixing

White, Jeffrey O. and Yariv, Amnon (1982) Spatial Information Processing And Distortion Correction Via Four-Wave Mixing. Optical Engineering, 21 (2). pp. 224-230. ISSN 0091-3286. doi:10.1117/12.7972886.

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The versatility of degenerate four-wave mixing (D4WM) has made possible its application to two major areas of spatial information processing: distortion correction and mathematical operations. The first area can be divided into predetection and postdetection processing. Distortions can be compensated for before the imaging. process by exploiting the phase-conjugating capability of D4WM. Phase-conjugate mirrors (PCM's) may also find use in optical processors designed to remove distortions after the imaging process is complete and the object is no longer available. Examples of linear operations that can be implemented using the nonlinear optics of D4WM are image convolution and correlation. An example of a nonlinear mathematical operation that can be implemented using D4WM is edge detection of two-dimensional images.

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Additional Information:© 1982 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Invited paper PC-106 received Oct. 1, 1981; accepted for publication Oct. 14, 1981; received by Managing Editor Oct. 29, 1981.
Subject Keywords:optical phase conjugation; image processing; distortion correction; four-wave mixing; photo lithography; edge enhancement; fiber transmission
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Official Citation:Jeffrey O. White, Amnon Yariv, "Spatial Information Processing And Distortion Correction Via Four-Wave Mixing," Optical Engineering 21(2), 212224 (1 April 1982).
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