Nyquist Sampling and Degrees of Freedom of Electromagnetic Fields
A signal space approach is presented to study the Nyquist sampling, number of degrees of freedom and reconstruction of an electromagnetic field under arbitrary scattering conditions. Conventional signal processing tools, such as the multidimensional sampling theorem and Fourier theory, are used to provide a linear system theoretic interpretation of electromagnetic wave propagation, thereby revealing the spatially bandlimited nature of electromagnetic fields. Their spatial bandwidth is dictated by the selectivity of the underlying scattering that allows establishing the Nyquist spatial sampling with a reduction of the number of fields samples needed to be processed.
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing
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- Electrical Engineering and Systems Science - Signal Processing;
- Computer Science - Information Theory;
- Physics - Optics
- IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing