Abstract

We demonstrated that a power limiting mechanism could potentially be used for self-adaptive, all-optical Fourier image processing. Reverse saturable absorbers like porphyrins are chosen due to their fluence dependent power limiting property, which triggers at relatively low intensities. At low input intensities, below the power-limiting threshold, the 4-f configuration will image the object onto the CCD camera without any spatial frequency filtering. As the input intensity is increased above the threshold level, dc and low spatial frequencies are blocked resulting in edge-enhanced images containing high spatial frequencies. The incident intensity sets the higher limit on the band of frequencies blocked. In addition, the use of the same experimental setup for both power limiting experiments and optical image processing demonstrates that in the case of any bright image bearing laser beam, the sensitive detectors are protected, by blocking the intense low spatial frequencies.

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[Crossref]

2002 (1)

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[Crossref]

2001 (3)

A. Panchangam, K. V. L. N. Sastry, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. S. DeCristofano, B. R. Kimball, and M. Nakashima, “Processing of medical images using real-time optical fourier processing,” Med. Phys. 28, 22 (2001).
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1998 (2)

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

D. V. G .L. N. Rao, F. J. Aranda, D. E. Remy, and J. F. Roach, “Third-order nonlinear optical interactions in Tetrabenzporphyrins,” Int. J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. 3, 511 (1994).
[Crossref]

1993 (2)

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

1991 (1)

1990 (2)

1988 (1)

Ng. Phu Xuan, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, G. Rivoire, G. L. Breki-Iovskhikh, A. D. Kudriavtseva, A. I. Sokolovskaia, and N. V. Tcherniega, “Changes in the space structures of light beams induced by nonlinear optical phenomena: Application to phase contrast and image processing,” Opt. Commun. 68, 244 (1988).
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Aranda, F. J.

D. V. G .L. N. Rao, F. J. Aranda, D. E. Remy, and J. F. Roach, “Third-order nonlinear optical interactions in Tetrabenzporphyrins,” Int. J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. 3, 511 (1994).
[Crossref]

Arnanda, F. J.

Bechtel, James H.

Yongqiang Shi, Cheng Zhang, Hua Zhang, James H. Bechtel, Larry R. Dalton, Bruce H. Robinson, and William H. Steier, “Low (sub-1-volt) halfwave voltage polymeric electro-optic modulators achieved by controlling chromophore shape,” Science 288, 119 (2000).
[Crossref]

Berg, Rolf H.

P. S. Ramanujam and Rolf H. Berg, “Photodimerization in dipeptides for high capacity optical digital storage,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1665 (2004).
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L. W. Tutt and T. F. Boggess, “A review of optical limiting mechanisms and devices using organics, fullerenes, semiconductors and other materials,” Prog. Quantum Electron. 17, 299 (1993).
[Crossref]

Boudebs, G.

G. Boudebs and S. Cherukulappurath, “Nonlinear optical measurements using a 4f coherent imaging system with phase objects,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 053813 (2004).
[Crossref]

Brauchle, C.

Breki-Iovskhikh, G. L.

Ng. Phu Xuan, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, G. Rivoire, G. L. Breki-Iovskhikh, A. D. Kudriavtseva, A. I. Sokolovskaia, and N. V. Tcherniega, “Changes in the space structures of light beams induced by nonlinear optical phenomena: Application to phase contrast and image processing,” Opt. Commun. 68, 244 (1988).
[Crossref]

Byeon, C. C.

W. Sun, C. C. Byeon, M. M. McKerns, C. M. Lawson, G. M. Gray, and D. Wang, “Optical limiting performances of asymmetric pentaazadentate porphyrin-like cadmium complexes,” Appl. Phys. Letts. 73, 1167 (1998).
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[Crossref]

Chang, T. Y.

Chang, Tallis Y.

Chen, C. H.

J. E. Wray, K. C. Liu, C. H. Chen, W. R. Garrett, M. G. Payne, R. Goedert, and D. Templeton, “Optical power limiting of fullerenes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 2785 (1994).
[Crossref]

Cheng, Bingying

Xiaoyong Hu, Yuanhao Liu, Jie Tian, Bingying Cheng, and Daozhong Zhang, “Ultrafast all-optical switching in two-dimensional organic photonic crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 121102 (2005).
[Crossref]

Cherukulappurath, S.

G. Boudebs and S. Cherukulappurath, “Nonlinear optical measurements using a 4f coherent imaging system with phase objects,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 053813 (2004).
[Crossref]

Dalton, Larry R.

Yongqiang Shi, Cheng Zhang, Hua Zhang, James H. Bechtel, Larry R. Dalton, Bruce H. Robinson, and William H. Steier, “Low (sub-1-volt) halfwave voltage polymeric electro-optic modulators achieved by controlling chromophore shape,” Science 288, 119 (2000).
[Crossref]

DeCristofano, B. S.

P. Wu, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. R. Kimball, M. Nakashima, and B. S. DeCristofano, “Enhancement of photoinduced anisotropy and all-optical switching in Bacteriorhodopsin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3888 (2002).
[Crossref]

A. Panchangam, K. V. L. N. Sastry, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. S. DeCristofano, B. R. Kimball, and M. Nakashima, “Processing of medical images using real-time optical fourier processing,” Med. Phys. 28, 22 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fajardo, Laurie L.

Hong Liu, Jian Xu, and Laurie L. Fajardo, “Optical processing architecture for analog and digital radiography,” Med. Phys. 26, 648 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ferrier, J. L.

Ng. Phu Xuan, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, G. Rivoire, G. L. Breki-Iovskhikh, A. D. Kudriavtseva, A. I. Sokolovskaia, and N. V. Tcherniega, “Changes in the space structures of light beams induced by nonlinear optical phenomena: Application to phase contrast and image processing,” Opt. Commun. 68, 244 (1988).
[Crossref]

Friend, Richard H.

Peter K. H. Ho, D. Stephen Thomas, Richard H. Friend, and Nir Tessler, “All-polymer optoelectronic devices,” Science 285, 233 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Garcia, R. R.

M. D. I. Castillo, D. Sanchex-de-la-Llave, R. R. Garcia, L. I. Olivos-Perez, L. A. Gonzalez, and M. Rodriguez-Ortiz, “Real-time self-induced nonlinear optical Zernike-type filter in a bacteriorhodopsin film,” Opt. Eng. 40, 2367 (2001).
[Crossref]

Garrett, W. R.

J. E. Wray, K. C. Liu, C. H. Chen, W. R. Garrett, M. G. Payne, R. Goedert, and D. Templeton, “Optical power limiting of fullerenes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 2785 (1994).
[Crossref]

Gazengel, J.

Ng. Phu Xuan, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, G. Rivoire, G. L. Breki-Iovskhikh, A. D. Kudriavtseva, A. I. Sokolovskaia, and N. V. Tcherniega, “Changes in the space structures of light beams induced by nonlinear optical phenomena: Application to phase contrast and image processing,” Opt. Commun. 68, 244 (1988).
[Crossref]

Goedert, R.

J. E. Wray, K. C. Liu, C. H. Chen, W. R. Garrett, M. G. Payne, R. Goedert, and D. Templeton, “Optical power limiting of fullerenes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 2785 (1994).
[Crossref]

Gonzalez, L. A.

M. D. I. Castillo, D. Sanchex-de-la-Llave, R. R. Garcia, L. I. Olivos-Perez, L. A. Gonzalez, and M. Rodriguez-Ortiz, “Real-time self-induced nonlinear optical Zernike-type filter in a bacteriorhodopsin film,” Opt. Eng. 40, 2367 (2001).
[Crossref]

Goodman, J. W.

J. W. Goodman, Introduction to Fourier Optics, (McGraw-Hill, CA1968).

Gray, G. M.

W. Sun, C. C. Byeon, M. M. McKerns, C. M. Lawson, G. M. Gray, and D. Wang, “Optical limiting performances of asymmetric pentaazadentate porphyrin-like cadmium complexes,” Appl. Phys. Letts. 73, 1167 (1998).
[Crossref]

Hampp, N.

Ho, Peter K. H.

Peter K. H. Ho, D. Stephen Thomas, Richard H. Friend, and Nir Tessler, “All-polymer optoelectronic devices,” Science 285, 233 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hong, J. H.

Hong, John H.

Hu, Xiaoyong

Xiaoyong Hu, Yuanhao Liu, Jie Tian, Bingying Cheng, and Daozhong Zhang, “Ultrafast all-optical switching in two-dimensional organic photonic crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 121102 (2005).
[Crossref]

Joseph, J.

Joshi, M. P.

Kannan, Ram

Khoo, I. C.

Kimball, B. R.

P. Wu, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. R. Kimball, M. Nakashima, and B. S. DeCristofano, “Enhancement of photoinduced anisotropy and all-optical switching in Bacteriorhodopsin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3888 (2002).
[Crossref]

A. Panchangam, K. V. L. N. Sastry, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. S. DeCristofano, B. R. Kimball, and M. Nakashima, “Processing of medical images using real-time optical fourier processing,” Med. Phys. 28, 22 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kothapalli, S.

S. Kothapalli, P. Wu, C. Yelleswarapu, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Medical image processing using transient Fourier holography in bacteriorhodopsin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5836 (2004).
[Crossref]

Kothiyal, M. P.

K. Sendhil, C. Vijayan, and M. P. Kothiyal, “Spatial phase filtering with a porphyrin derivative as phase filter in an optical image processor,” Opt. Commun. 251, 292 (2005).
[Crossref]

Kudriavtseva, A. D.

Ng. Phu Xuan, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, G. Rivoire, G. L. Breki-Iovskhikh, A. D. Kudriavtseva, A. I. Sokolovskaia, and N. V. Tcherniega, “Changes in the space structures of light beams induced by nonlinear optical phenomena: Application to phase contrast and image processing,” Opt. Commun. 68, 244 (1988).
[Crossref]

Lawson, C. M.

W. Sun, C. C. Byeon, M. M. McKerns, C. M. Lawson, G. M. Gray, and D. Wang, “Optical limiting performances of asymmetric pentaazadentate porphyrin-like cadmium complexes,” Appl. Phys. Letts. 73, 1167 (1998).
[Crossref]

Li, Jiangwei

Liu, Hong

Hong Liu, Jian Xu, and Laurie L. Fajardo, “Optical processing architecture for analog and digital radiography,” Med. Phys. 26, 648 (1999).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Liu, K. C.

J. E. Wray, K. C. Liu, C. H. Chen, W. R. Garrett, M. G. Payne, R. Goedert, and D. Templeton, “Optical power limiting of fullerenes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 2785 (1994).
[Crossref]

Liu, Yuanhao

Xiaoyong Hu, Yuanhao Liu, Jie Tian, Bingying Cheng, and Daozhong Zhang, “Ultrafast all-optical switching in two-dimensional organic photonic crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 121102 (2005).
[Crossref]

McKerns, M. M.

W. Sun, C. C. Byeon, M. M. McKerns, C. M. Lawson, G. M. Gray, and D. Wang, “Optical limiting performances of asymmetric pentaazadentate porphyrin-like cadmium complexes,” Appl. Phys. Letts. 73, 1167 (1998).
[Crossref]

Miyata, S.

H. S. Nalwa and S. Miyata, Nonlinear optics of organic molecules and polymers, (CRC Press1997).

Nakashima, M.

P. Wu, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. R. Kimball, M. Nakashima, and B. S. DeCristofano, “Enhancement of photoinduced anisotropy and all-optical switching in Bacteriorhodopsin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3888 (2002).
[Crossref]

A. Panchangam, K. V. L. N. Sastry, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. S. DeCristofano, B. R. Kimball, and M. Nakashima, “Processing of medical images using real-time optical fourier processing,” Med. Phys. 28, 22 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Joseph, F. J. Arnanda, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, J. A. Akkara, and M. Nakashima, “Optical fourier processing using photoinduced dichroism in a bacteriorhodopsin film,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1499 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nalwa, H. S.

H. S. Nalwa and S. Miyata, Nonlinear optics of organic molecules and polymers, (CRC Press1997).

Oesterhelt, D.

Olivos-Perez, L. I.

M. D. I. Castillo, D. Sanchex-de-la-Llave, R. R. Garcia, L. I. Olivos-Perez, L. A. Gonzalez, and M. Rodriguez-Ortiz, “Real-time self-induced nonlinear optical Zernike-type filter in a bacteriorhodopsin film,” Opt. Eng. 40, 2367 (2001).
[Crossref]

Panchangam, A.

A. Panchangam, K. V. L. N. Sastry, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. S. DeCristofano, B. R. Kimball, and M. Nakashima, “Processing of medical images using real-time optical fourier processing,” Med. Phys. 28, 22 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Payne, M. G.

J. E. Wray, K. C. Liu, C. H. Chen, W. R. Garrett, M. G. Payne, R. Goedert, and D. Templeton, “Optical power limiting of fullerenes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 2785 (1994).
[Crossref]

Prasad, Paras N.

Ramanujam, P. S.

P. S. Ramanujam and Rolf H. Berg, “Photodimerization in dipeptides for high capacity optical digital storage,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 1665 (2004).
[Crossref]

Rao, D. V. G .L. N.

D. V. G .L. N. Rao, F. J. Aranda, D. E. Remy, and J. F. Roach, “Third-order nonlinear optical interactions in Tetrabenzporphyrins,” Int. J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. 3, 511 (1994).
[Crossref]

Rao, D. V. G. L. N.

S. Kothapalli, P. Wu, C. Yelleswarapu, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Medical image processing using transient Fourier holography in bacteriorhodopsin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 5836 (2004).
[Crossref]

P. Wu, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. R. Kimball, M. Nakashima, and B. S. DeCristofano, “Enhancement of photoinduced anisotropy and all-optical switching in Bacteriorhodopsin films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3888 (2002).
[Crossref]

A. Panchangam, K. V. L. N. Sastry, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, B. S. DeCristofano, B. R. Kimball, and M. Nakashima, “Processing of medical images using real-time optical fourier processing,” Med. Phys. 28, 22 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Joseph, F. J. Arnanda, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, J. A. Akkara, and M. Nakashima, “Optical fourier processing using photoinduced dichroism in a bacteriorhodopsin film,” Opt. Lett. 21, 1499 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Reinhardt, B. A.

Remy, D. E.

D. V. G .L. N. Rao, F. J. Aranda, D. E. Remy, and J. F. Roach, “Third-order nonlinear optical interactions in Tetrabenzporphyrins,” Int. J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. 3, 511 (1994).
[Crossref]

Rivoire, G.

Ng. Phu Xuan, J. L. Ferrier, J. Gazengel, G. Rivoire, G. L. Breki-Iovskhikh, A. D. Kudriavtseva, A. I. Sokolovskaia, and N. V. Tcherniega, “Changes in the space structures of light beams induced by nonlinear optical phenomena: Application to phase contrast and image processing,” Opt. Commun. 68, 244 (1988).
[Crossref]

Roach, J. F.

D. V. G .L. N. Rao, F. J. Aranda, D. E. Remy, and J. F. Roach, “Third-order nonlinear optical interactions in Tetrabenzporphyrins,” Int. J. Nonlinear Opt. Phys. 3, 511 (1994).
[Crossref]

Robinson, Bruce H.

Yongqiang Shi, Cheng Zhang, Hua Zhang, James H. Bechtel, Larry R. Dalton, Bruce H. Robinson, and William H. Steier, “Low (sub-1-volt) halfwave voltage polymeric electro-optic modulators achieved by controlling chromophore shape,” Science 288, 119 (2000).
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M. D. I. Castillo, D. Sanchex-de-la-Llave, R. R. Garcia, L. I. Olivos-Perez, L. A. Gonzalez, and M. Rodriguez-Ortiz, “Real-time self-induced nonlinear optical Zernike-type filter in a bacteriorhodopsin film,” Opt. Eng. 40, 2367 (2001).
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M. D. I. Castillo, D. Sanchex-de-la-Llave, R. R. Garcia, L. I. Olivos-Perez, L. A. Gonzalez, and M. Rodriguez-Ortiz, “Real-time self-induced nonlinear optical Zernike-type filter in a bacteriorhodopsin film,” Opt. Eng. 40, 2367 (2001).
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Tian, Jie

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J. E. Wray, K. C. Liu, C. H. Chen, W. R. Garrett, M. G. Payne, R. Goedert, and D. Templeton, “Optical power limiting of fullerenes,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 2785 (1994).
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Zhang, Daozhong

Xiaoyong Hu, Yuanhao Liu, Jie Tian, Bingying Cheng, and Daozhong Zhang, “Ultrafast all-optical switching in two-dimensional organic photonic crystals,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 121102 (2005).
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M. D. I. Castillo, D. Sanchex-de-la-Llave, R. R. Garcia, L. I. Olivos-Perez, L. A. Gonzalez, and M. Rodriguez-Ortiz, “Real-time self-induced nonlinear optical Zernike-type filter in a bacteriorhodopsin film,” Opt. Eng. 40, 2367 (2001).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the experimental setup used to observe the edge enhancement using the nanosecond laser. Inlet shows the Fourier spectrum beam profile. NDF: neutral density filter; CL: collimating lens; and Ls: lenses. Sample cell has 2mm path length and contains Porphyrin solution as a nonlinear absorbing medium.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Power limiting characteristic display of sample 1. (b) Processed images showing the edge enhancement of the object E. (i) thru (iv) are the points where the processed images are captured using CCD camera.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experiment results demonstrating the continuous band-block processing of grating chart. Images are captured by CCD camera at various input intensity (a) 0.02 mJ, (b) 0.05 mJ, (c) 0.47 mJ, and (d) 0.7 mJ.

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