Abstract

Channel and memory capacities are limited and expensive resources in optical communication. In this work we propose several approaches to reduce the required capacity by using the a priori knowledge about the optical system used to capture the spatial information. The a priori knowledge is related to the triangularlike shape of the optical transfer function and to its spectral symmetry. In our work we will demonstrate a reduction in memory capacity required for the same image quality or a resolution enhancement for the same physical memory capacity. We will also present a nearly all-optical implementation of these techniques.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

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