A new type of multiple imaging and multiple Fourier transformation system under coherent illumination using microlens arrays has been developed. The optical system is based on geometrical optics instead of convolution or diffraction. As a result, it has the advantage of design flexibility especially in alignment of the duplicate images. The experimental results of the system, which are implemented using planar microlens arrays fabricated by an ion exchange technique, are also discussed.
© 1990 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 14, 1989
Published: October 1, 1990
Kenjiro Hamanaka, Hiroyuki Nemoto, Masahiro Oikawa, Eiji Okuda, and Takashi Kishimoto, "Multiple imaging and multiple Fourier transformation using planar microlens arrays," Appl. Opt. 29, 4064-4070 (1990)