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  • Vol. 47, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: A70–A77

Holography in phase space

Markus Testorf and Adolf W. Lohmann  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 4, pp. A70-A77 (2008)

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Holography is reformulated by using the framework of phase-space optics. The Leith–Upatnieks off-axis reference hologram is compared with precursors, namely, single-sideband holography. The phase-space representation of complex amplitudes focuses on similarities between different holographic recording schemes and is particularly useful for investigating the degree of freedom and the space–bandwidth product of optical signals and systems. This allows one to include computer-generated holography and recent developments in digital holography in the discussion.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(350.6980) Other areas of optics : Transforms

Original Manuscript: March 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2007
Published: November 21, 2007

Markus Testorf and Adolf W. Lohmann, "Holography in phase space," Appl. Opt. 47, A70-A77 (2008)

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