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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2003
  • pp: 1485–1492

Three-dimensional point spread functions of an optical heterodyne scanning image processor

Ting-Chung Poon and Guy Indebetouw  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 8, pp. 1485-1492 (2003)

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We study the three-dimensional (3-D) imaging properties of an optical heterodyne scanning image processor. The image processor is a two-pupil optical system capable of 3-D imaging coherently or incoherently, depending on the detection scheme used. We derive the imaging properties in terms of the two pupils and then show an important 3-D imaging application in scanning holography by deriving its 3-D point spread functions and compare them with conventional 3-D imaging systems.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 10, 2002
Published: March 10, 2003

Ting-Chung Poon and Guy Indebetouw, "Three-dimensional point spread functions of an optical heterodyne scanning image processor," Appl. Opt. 42, 1485-1492 (2003)

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