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dc.contributor.authorKim, Jeong-Hanen_US

The display of an Airy function via an optical image processing technique is demonstrated. Using a two-dimensional object with a cubic amplitude transmittance, one can observe a Fourier transformed image of which intensity variation is identical to that of the Airy function. A lens system is used to achieve the Fourier transformation of the object which is a two-dimensional binary filter. A set of computer simulations are performed prior to the optical experiments.

Using the same method of optical display, the transient wave propagation in a dispersive medium is optically displayed based on the analogous relationship found between two equations: One is the Fourier form of a transient wave field propagating in a dispersive medium and the other is an equation of the diffraction pattern of an object constructed with two juxtaposed two-dimensional filters. A theoretical analysis is provided along with computer simulations. The use of a Spatial Light Modulator is proposed as the source of the input object in the optical experiment.

dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.subjectFourier transformationen_US
dc.subjectdispersion relationen_US
dc.subjectintensity variationen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.K559en_US
dc.titleOptical display of the Airy function and transient wave propagation in a dispersive mediumen_US
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US of Scienceen_US Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPoon, Ting-Chungen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBesieris, Ioannis M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberIndebetouw, Guy J.en_US

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