Color pattern recognition in white-light joint transform correlation

Hongchen Zhai, Guoguang Mu, Jie Sun, Xiushan Zhu, Fulai Liu, Hui Kang, Yuanling Zhan

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We first discuss the restriction on the incoherent source and the color filters in a joint transform correlation (JTC) system for white-light color pattern recognition and then report on a novel, to our knowledge, solution of channeling in a white-light JTC system, using a tricolor grating to encode the color patterns in real time. The theoretical analyses and the experimental results show not only that the restriction on the experimental condition is relieved but also that parallel channeling of the power spectra of the encoded pattern is easily performed. In addition, the zero-order power spectrum also forms a useful channel for the shape-only correlation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7238-7244
Number of pages7
JournalApplied optics
Issue number35
StatePublished - Dec 10 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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