Optical generation of Gabor's expansion coefficients for rastered signals

Martin J. Bastiaans

Gabor's expansion of a signal into a discrete set of properly shifted and modulated versions of an elementary signal is introduced; several examples of elementary signals are considered. An arrangement is described which is able to generate Gabor's expansion coefficients of a one-dimensional signal by optical means. An important feature of the optical arrangement is that it accepts the one-dimensional signal on a raster format; hence, the two-dimensional nature of the optical processing system is fully utilized.


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