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Applications of interference coatings in optical processing

Year: 1983

Authors: Molesini G., Bertani D., Cetica M., Quercioli F.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy

Abstract: The optical transfer function of interference coatings in quasi-monochromatic light appears suitable to directly perform 2-D low-pass, band-pass and high-pass spatial frequency filtering. Uniformity of the coating over an extended area allows for space-invariant operation. Both coherent and incoherent processing are possible. In multiple wavelength illumination the optical information is coded into colour channels, corresponding to spatial frequency bands. This allows for parallel imaging in multiple wavelength with different transfer functions, and can result in pseudocolouring effects if suitable coatings such as unblocked interference filters are employed.

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KeyWords: Interference filters; Optical processing; Pseudocolor encoding; Spatial frequency filters; Interference coatins; Optical transfer functions
DOI: 10.1117/12.934357

Citations: 21
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