Distortion Tolerant Color Pattern Recognition by Using Mach-Zehnder Joint Transform Correlator with Image Encoding Technique

  • Chungcheng Lee
  • Chulung Chen
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 4)

During the past decade, a liquid crystal spatial light modulator (LCSLM) being researched in optical pattern recognition has aroused lots of attention. We can perform a Fourier transform in parallel and real-time easily with an LCSLM and a lens, which is carried out based on the correlation. Furthermore, the VanderLugt (or matched filter based) correlator (VLC) [11] and the joint transform correlator (JTC) proposed by Weaver and Goodman [12] have been widely used for the optical pattern recognition systems originally. The basic distinction between these techniques is that the VLC depends on Fourier domain matched filtering, whereas JTC depends on spatial domain filtering. Compared with VLC, JTC does not have the stringent filter-alignment problem. Consequently, it is more suitable for real-time processing and more robust in term of environment disturbances. Hence, JTC has become a hot research field in recent years.


Training Image Target Image Image Encode Recognition Ability Output Plane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chungcheng Lee
    • 1
  • Chulung Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical EngineeringYuan Ze UniversityChina

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