A three-dimensional holographic image is deteriorated due to quantization of the phase in the hologram. As in two-dimensional Fourier holograms, the deterioration is exhibited as a superposition of false images. However, in the three-dimensional case, the false images fall at depth positions other than the plane of the image to which they correspond. If far out of focus, these false images are harmless.
© 1972 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 3, 1971
Published: January 1, 1972
W. J. Dallas and A. W. Lohmann, "Phase Quantization in Holograms–Depth Effects," Appl. Opt. 11, 192-194 (1972)