Fractional Fourier transform: Simulations and experimental results

Yigal Bitran, David Mendlovic, Rainer G. Dorsch, Adolf W. Lohmann, Haldun M. Ozaktas

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Recently two optical interpretations of the fractional Fourier transform operator were introduced. We address implementation issues of the fractional-Fourier-transform operation. We show that the original bulk-optics configuration for performing the fractional-Fourier-transform operation [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 10, 2181 (1993)] provides a scaled output using a fixed lens. For obtaining a non-scaled output, an asymmetrical setup is suggested and tested. For comparison, computer simulations were performed. A good agreement between computer simulations and experimental results was obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1329-1332
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Mar 1995


  • Fourier optics
  • Fractional Fourier transforms
  • Optical information processing


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