Filter multiplexing by use of spatial code division multiple access approach

Jonathan Solomon, Zeev Zalevsky, David Mendlovic

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Abstract

The increasing popularity of optical communication has also brought a demand for a broader bandwidth. The trend, naturally, was to implement methods from traditional electronic communication. One of the most effective traditional methods is Code Division Multiple Access. In this research, we suggest the use of this approach for spatial coding applied to images. The approach is to multiplex several filters into one plane while keeping their mutual orthogonality. It is shown that if the filters are limited by their bandwidth, the output of all the filters can be sampled in the original image resolution and fully recovered through an all-optical setup. The theoretical analysis of such a setup is verified in an experimental demonstration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)772-777
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Volume42
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Feb 2003

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