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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2001
  • pp: 633–635

One-step 360° rainbow holography with two spherical mirrors

Maurizio Vannoni, Vincenzo Greco, and Giuseppe Molesini  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 5, pp. 633-635 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.000633


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Abstract

A new optical configuration producing one-step 360° rainbow holograms is presented. The method makes use of two concave mirrors in confocal position, with an annular aperture between the two. An experimental demonstration is given.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1970) Holography : Diffractive optics
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.5640) Holography : Rainbow holography

History
Original Manuscript: September 6, 2000
Published: February 10, 2001

Citation
Maurizio Vannoni, Vincenzo Greco, and Giuseppe Molesini, "One-step 360° rainbow holography with two spherical mirrors," Appl. Opt. 40, 633-635 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-5-633


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