A theory for making a disk-type multiplex hologram is derived. This theory relates the final image point, as seen by the observer, to a point on the original three-dimensional object through a set of equations. From these equations the distortion of the image and the wavelength as seen by each individual eye can be evaluated. Computer simulation shows the characteristics of this hologram. Some experimental results also confirm these characteristics. By reversing the process and specifying a desired image, we generated a set of distorted two-dimensional originals. The hologram fabricated with these distorted images can generate nearly distortion-free images.
© 1999 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 12, 1998
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 1999
Published: May 10, 1999
Yih-Shyang Cheng, Wei-Hong Su, and Ray-Cheng Chang, "Disk-type multiplex holography," Appl. Opt. 38, 3093-3100 (1999)