Synthesis of optical fields characterized by their mutual intensity functions
Kutay, M. A.
Özaktaş, Haldun M.
Caulfield, H. J.
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Optical information processing: a tribute to Adolf Lohmann
In some applications we want to synthesize a discrete signal from another discrete signal by designing a system that maps the signal we have to the desired one. The problem of obtaining a specific output g corresponding to a specific input f is not an interesting problem if all entries off are nonzero, because we may recover g from f by using only a single multiplicative filter h. However, in the event that some of the entries off are zero, the problem is no longer trivial and a number of iterative algorithms have been proposed. A distinct problem arises when, rather than specifying a specific output for a specific input, an input-output relation is specified. This is the system synthesis problem, as opposed to the signal synthesis problem.
Published Version (Please cite this version)https://doi.org/10.1117/3.2265058.ch6