Abstract

A new type of electro-optical three-dimensional (3-D) correlator is proposed and demonstrated. A 3-D object scene, observed by multiple cameras from several points of view, is correlated with a 3-D complex computer-generated function. This correlator is a hybridization of the joint transform and the VanderLugt correlators, and, as such, it allows correlations to be made between 3-D real-world objects and 3-D general complex functions. Experimental results are presented.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

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