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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 1999
  • pp: 1332–1342

Three-dimensional coherence imaging in the Fresnel domain

Daniel L. Marks, Ronald A. Stack, and David J. Brady  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 8, pp. 1332-1342 (1999)

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We show that three-dimensional incoherent primary sources can be reconstructed from finite-aperture Fresnel-zone mutual intensity measurements by means of coordinate and Fourier transformation. The spatial bandpass and impulse response for three-dimensional imaging that result from use of this approach are derived. The transverse and longitudinal resolutions are evaluated as functions of aperture size and source distance. The longitudinal resolution of three-dimensional coherence imaging falls inversely with the square of the source distance in both the Fresnel and Fraunhofer zones. We experimentally measure the three-dimensional point-spread function by using a rotational shear interferometer.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(070.4550) Fourier optics and signal processing : Correlators
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions

Original Manuscript: January 5, 1998
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 1998
Published: March 10, 1999

Daniel L. Marks, Ronald A. Stack, and David J. Brady, "Three-dimensional coherence imaging in the Fresnel domain," Appl. Opt. 38, 1332-1342 (1999)

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