Given a truncated portion of a band-limited image with known x and y bandwidths, the extrapolation problem is to determine the signal over all x and y. An iterative extrapolation algorithm, recently proposed by Gerchberg, requires only the repeated operations of Fourier transformation and truncation. A coherent optical processor is presented that implements Gerchberg's iterative extrapolation algorithm in two dimensions. Iteration is performed by simple passive feedback.
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