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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1975
  • pp: 1081–1087

Packing Density in Holographic Systems

A. Vander Lugt  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 14, Issue 5, pp. 1081-1087 (1975)

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The holographic packing density is derived for any plane in a coherently illuminated optical system. The gain in packing density relative to the object plane is given. A two-lens optical system in which a condenser lens provides high packing densities and an imaging lens provides sufficient resolution is superior to a system in which a single lens performs both functions.

© 1975 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 8, 1975
Published: May 1, 1975

A. Vander Lugt, "Packing Density in Holographic Systems," Appl. Opt. 14, 1081-1087 (1975)

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  1. A. Vander Lugt, Appl. Opt. 12, 1677 (1973).
  2. E. G. Ramberg [RCA Rev. 33, 5 (1972)] states that holography does not provide an increase over direct recording in terms of packing density. His analysis did not consider the more general case treated here wherein we show that, by using lenses, increased packing density can indeed be achieved while retaining all the benefits of holography.

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