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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 1984
  • pp: 3091–3094

In-line Fraunhofer holography at a few far fields

Chandra S. Vikram and Michael L. Billet  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 18, pp. 3091-3094 (1984)

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The process of in-line Fraunhofer holography of particles is studied by an analysis of the four terms in the reconstructed field. Specific results are discussed for objects with circular cross section. The image shape and contrast are described in detail. The study is particularly useful when the recording is performed at a few far fields. It has been found that the recording at a higher far field is better due to a higher image-to-background irradiance ratio at the edges of the reconstructed image.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 25, 1984
Published: September 15, 1984

Chandra S. Vikram and Michael L. Billet, "In-line Fraunhofer holography at a few far fields," Appl. Opt. 23, 3091-3094 (1984)

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