Sensitivity of Yield Optimized Superoscillations
Abstract
Super oscillating signals are band limited signals that oscillate in some region faster than their largest Fourier component. Such signals have many obvious scientific and technological applications, yet their practical use is strongly limited by the fact that an overwhelming proportion of the energy goes into that part of the signal, which is not superoscillating. In a recent article the problem of optimization of such signals has been studied. In that article the concept of superoscillation yield is defined as the ratio of the energy in the super oscillations to the total energy of the signal, given the range in time and frequency of the superoscillations, which is imposed by forcing the signal to interpolate among a set of predetermined points. The optimization of the superoscillation yield consists of obtaining the Fourier coefficients of the low frequency components of which the signal consists, that maximize the yield under the interpolation constraint. Since in practical applications it is impossible to determine the Fourier coefficients with infinite precision, it is necessary to answer two questions. The first is how is the superoscillating nature of the signal affected by random small deviations in those Fourier coefficients and the second is how is the yield affected? These are the questions addressed in the present article. Limits on the necessary precision are obtained. Those limits seem not to be impractical.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 February 2014
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1402.3089
 Bibcode:
 2014arXiv1402.3089S
 Keywords:

 Physics  Data Analysis;
 Statistics and Probability;
 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics