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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2004
  • pp: 5214–5221

Broadband volume holographic imaging

Arnab Sinha and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 27, pp. 5214-5221 (2004)

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We demonstrate transmission geometry volume holograms working under broadband illumination. We show that increased illumination bandwidth enhances the lateral field of view of planar reference holograms. We exploit this phenomenon to design volume holographic spectrum analyzers and present results from an experimental prototype. Furthermore, we show that there is a trade-off involved, because an improvement in the field of view results in a reduction of image contrast as a function of depth. We experimentally demonstrate this trade-off and discuss possible ways to overcome it.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes

Original Manuscript: December 15, 2003
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2004
Published: September 20, 2004

Arnab Sinha and George Barbastathis, "Broadband volume holographic imaging," Appl. Opt. 43, 5214-5221 (2004)

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