The self-healing of Talbot self-images is used to design 3-D intensity distributions. Heuristic and numerical techniques are discussed for computing diffractive optical element which exhibit the inverse self-healing effect.
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(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
M. E. Testorf, "Inverse Self-Healing of Talbot Self-Imaging," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper FThV2.
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