Our aim in this paper is to obtain the best synthesis of a desired mutual intensity distribution, by filtering in fractional Fourier domains. More specifically, we find the optimal fractional-domain filter that transforms a given (source) mutual intensity distribution into the desired one as closely as possible (in the minimum mean-square error sense). It is observed that, in some cases, closer approximations to the desired profile can be obtained by filtering in fractional Fourier domains, in comparison to filtering in the ordinary space or frequency domains.
- Fourier optics
- Fractional Fourier transforms
- Mutual intensity
- Statistical optics