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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 32 — Nov. 10, 1997
  • pp: 8363–8369

Radon-Wigner display: a compact optical implementation with a single varifocal lens

Sergio Granieri, Walter D. Furlan, Genaro Saavedra, and Pedro Andrés  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 32, pp. 8363-8369 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.36.008363


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Abstract

A new optical implementation of the Radon–Wigner display for one-dimensional objects is presented, making use of the fractional Fourier transform approach. The proposed setup makes use of only two conventional refractive elements: a cylindrical lens and a varifocal lens. Although the exact magnifications cannot be achieved simultaneously for all the fractional transforms, an optimum design can be obtained through balancing the conflicting magnification requirements. Experimental results are obtained with a commercially available progressive addition lens. For comparison, computer simulations are also provided.

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Sergio Granieri, Walter D. Furlan, Genaro Saavedra, and Pedro Andrés, "Radon-Wigner display: a compact optical implementation with a single varifocal lens," Appl. Opt. 36, 8363-8369 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-36-32-8363


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