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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2000
  • pp: 3466–3472

Resolution of a reflection hologram recorded with a slit

Toshihiro Kubota, Yasuhiro Awatsuji, and Yoshinao Taketomi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 20, pp. 3466-3472 (2000)

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Resolution of the reconstructed image is evaluated for the reflection hologram recorded by use of a slit. Sharp and deep images are obtained because the resolution in the vertical direction is higher than that of the conventional reflection holograms and is independent of the size of the illuminating light source. In contrast, the resolution in the horizontal direction depends on the light-source size in this direction. The optimum source size is discussed in connection with the balance in the resolutions for both directions. A method for obtaining the vertical parallax by use of multiple slits is proposed, and application of the proposed hologram to the heads-up display is also demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2820) Holography : Heads-up displays
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings

Original Manuscript: August 27, 1999
Published: July 10, 2000

Toshihiro Kubota, Yasuhiro Awatsuji, and Yoshinao Taketomi, "Resolution of a reflection hologram recorded with a slit," Appl. Opt. 39, 3466-3472 (2000)

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