It has been demonstrated previously that a thin phase hologram, recorded in a weak reference condition, is capable of inverting a complex field. Using a computer simulation of the properties of a thin phase hologram, we find the operating conditions and dynamic range for wave-front inversion. The conclusions of the simulation are used for designing an experiment to invert a circulant matrix and the results of the experiment well support the analysis.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 14, 1984
Published: December 15, 1984
Qizhi Cao and Joseph W. Goodman, "Wave-front inversion using a thin phase hologram: a computer simulation," Appl. Opt. 23, 4575-4587 (1984)