Abstract

A novel optical wavelet processor based on the techniques of the joint-transform correlator and computer-generated holograms is proposed. A coding technique that is a simplified version of Lee’s hologram [Appl. Opt. 9, 639 (1970)] is used to represent positive and negative values for the object signal and wavelet functions. We experimentally demonstrate that wavelet transforms of two different daughter wavelet functions can be simultaneously obtained by the appropriate arrangement of the daughter wavelet functions and the object signal on the input plane.

© 1997 Optical Society of America

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