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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2003
  • pp: 7052–7059

Talbot imaging and unification

Habib Hamam  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 35, pp. 7052-7059 (2003)

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The fractional Talbot effect brings into play a superimposition of shifted and complex weighted replicas of the original object. This phenomenon can be used to replicate images of nonperiodic objects by means of Talbot array illuminators. These diffractive elements can also be used to concentrate replicas into a single image. These techniques are useful for several applications such as beam shaping.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6760) Imaging systems : Talbot and self-imaging effects

Original Manuscript: May 8, 2003
Published: December 10, 2003

Habib Hamam, "Talbot imaging and unification," Appl. Opt. 42, 7052-7059 (2003)

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