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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 10, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1971
  • pp: 2292–2296

Elimination of Flare Light in Hologram Recording of Diffuse Objects

D. J. DeBitetto and A. L. Dalisa  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 10, Issue 10, pp. 2292-2296 (1971)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.10.002292


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Abstract

We have demonstrated that the intermodulation light, normally found in off-axis holograms of real (diffuse) objects, can be suppressed to any desired degree by a scanned illumination recording technique. This is accomplished by illuminating the object only over a very small region (spot) at a given time. An improvement in speed and reconstruction efficiency over the spot-scan recording is obtained by a line-scan technique. For three-dimensional objects, an additional problem arises due to the finite aperture of the hologram, and a double-scan technique is described to obviate this difficulty. Experimental results are presented for all three methods.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 17, 1971
Published: October 1, 1971

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D. J. DeBitetto and A. L. Dalisa, "Elimination of Flare Light in Hologram Recording of Diffuse Objects," Appl. Opt. 10, 2292-2296 (1971)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-10-10-2292


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