Abstract

The combination of broad-band illumination and coherent (synchronous) detection techniques provides a means by which imaging systems can derive added object information and consequently enhance their resolution. In this paper a unified theory of coherent imaging or holography with broad-band illumination is developed in terms of the temporal impulse response, the spectral frequency response, and cross-correlation imaging with noise illumination of the object. The equivalence of these three methods is established and their resolution capabilities in the imaging of one- and two-dimensional nondispersive objects is determined. The resolution is shown to be dependent on bandwidth and geometry. The advantages of broad-band illumination over monochromatic illumination are also discussed.

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Bhattacharyya, A. B.

B. Chatterjee and A. B. Bhattacharyya, IEEE Trans. Automat. Contr. AC-8, 186 (1963).

Chatterjee, B.

B. Chatterjee and A. B. Bhattacharyya, IEEE Trans. Automat. Contr. AC-8, 186 (1963).

Davenport, W. B.

W. B. Davenport and W. L. Root, Random Signals and Noise (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1958), p. 61.

Farhat, N. H.

N. H. Farhat, Proc. IEEE Lett. 64, 379 (1976).

N. H. Farhat, Proceedings of the International Optical Computing Conference (IEEE, New York, 1976), IEEE Cat. No. 76 CH1100-7C, p. 19.

N. H. Farhat et al., Proceedings of the 1976 Ultrasonics Symposium (IEEE, New York, 1976), IEEE Cat. No. 76 CH1120-5SU, p. 168.

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968), p. 46.

Gregoris, L. G.

K. Iizuka and L. G. Gregoris, Appl. Phys. Lett. 17, 509 (1970).

Harmuth, H. F.

H. F. Harmuth et al., Applications of Walsh Functions and Sequency Theory (IEEE, New York, 1974), p. 275, IEEE Order No. 74CH861-5EMC.

H. F. Harmuth, Proceedings of the 1975 IEEE International Radar Conference, New York, 1975 (IEEE, New York, 1975), p. 256, IEEE Order No. 75CH0938-IAES.

Iizuka, K.

K. Iizuka and L. G. Gregoris, Appl. Phys. Lett. 17, 509 (1970).

Kock, W. E.

W. E. Kock, Proc. IEEE Lett. 61, 1518 (1973).

Lewis, R. M.

R. M. Lewis, IEEE Trans. Ant. Prop. AP-17, 308 (1969).

Lukosz, W.

W. Lukosz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1463 (1966).

W. Lukosz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 932 (1967).

Papoulis, A.

See, for example, A. Papoulis, Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1965), p. 334; also, M. Gupta, Proc. IEEE 63, 997 (1975).

Root, W. L.

W. B. Davenport and W. L. Root, Random Signals and Noise (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1958), p. 61.

Rosenbaum-Raz, S.

S. Rosenbaum-Raz, IEEE Trans. Ant. Prop. AP-24, 66 (1976).

Sato, T.

T. Sato and S. Wadaka, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 58, 1013 (1975).

Ueda, S.

S. Ueda et al., Appl. Opt. 14, 1478 (1975).

Vienot, J. C.

J. C. Vienot et al., Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Optical Computing, 1975 (IEEE, New York, 1975).

Wadaka, S.

T. Sato and S. Wadaka, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 58, 1013 (1975).

Other

H. F. Harmuth, Proceedings of the 1975 IEEE International Radar Conference, New York, 1975 (IEEE, New York, 1975), p. 256, IEEE Order No. 75CH0938-IAES.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1968), p. 46.

H. F. Harmuth et al., Applications of Walsh Functions and Sequency Theory (IEEE, New York, 1974), p. 275, IEEE Order No. 74CH861-5EMC.

J. C. Vienot et al., Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Optical Computing, 1975 (IEEE, New York, 1975).

K. Iizuka and L. G. Gregoris, Appl. Phys. Lett. 17, 509 (1970).

W. Lukosz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1463 (1966).

W. Lukosz, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 932 (1967).

See, for example, A. Papoulis, Probability, Random Variables and Stochastic Processes (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1965), p. 334; also, M. Gupta, Proc. IEEE 63, 997 (1975).

B. Chatterjee and A. B. Bhattacharyya, IEEE Trans. Automat. Contr. AC-8, 186 (1963).

W. B. Davenport and W. L. Root, Random Signals and Noise (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1958), p. 61.

W. E. Kock, Proc. IEEE Lett. 61, 1518 (1973).

T. Sato and S. Wadaka, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 58, 1013 (1975).

S. Ueda et al., Appl. Opt. 14, 1478 (1975).

In practice, only a positive frequency spectral window is available. The impulse response [eq. (20)3 becomes then complex. This can be shown to lead to enhancement of edges and other fine detail in the image with resolution remaining essentially unchanged. The same effect occurs in conventional holography of nondiffusely illuminated planar objects when the hologram aperture is not centered in front of the object.

N. H. Farhat, Proc. IEEE Lett. 64, 379 (1976).

N. H. Farhat, Proceedings of the International Optical Computing Conference (IEEE, New York, 1976), IEEE Cat. No. 76 CH1100-7C, p. 19.

N. H. Farhat et al., Proceedings of the 1976 Ultrasonics Symposium (IEEE, New York, 1976), IEEE Cat. No. 76 CH1120-5SU, p. 168.

R. M. Lewis, IEEE Trans. Ant. Prop. AP-17, 308 (1969).

S. Rosenbaum-Raz, IEEE Trans. Ant. Prop. AP-24, 66 (1976).

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