A computer simulation demonstrates the feasibility of a technique for performing spatial frequency analysis on an incoherent scene in one dimension using an electronically addressable spatial light modulator (SLM). By applying biased sinusoidal variation to the SLM transmittance, the real and imaginary parts of the Fourier transform are available and readily yield both magnitude and phase of the Fourier transform.
In addition to the Fourier transform this simulation investigates the use of a simple binary pulse train transform for the sake of reducing system complexity and increasing speed of operation.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Stratton, Randall T., "A Computer Simulation of an Incoherent Optical Processor for Spatial Frequency Analysis" (1986). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4937.