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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1382–1388

Confocal-rainbow volume holographic imaging system

Jose M. Castro, Paul J. Gelsinger-Austin, Jennifer K. Barton, and Raymond K. Kostuk  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 10, pp. 1382-1388 (2011)

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The performance of broadband volume holographic imaging system in terms of depth selectivity is investigated. The mechanism for depth resolution degradation is explained. In order to overcome this resolution degradation, a novel imaging device, the confocal-rainbow volume holographic imaging system, is proposed. Modeling and experimental validation of the performance of this novel imaging system indicates that depth resolution < 16 μm is achievable. The lateral resolution of this device is < 2.5 μm along a field of view of 300 μm × 100 μm .

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OCIS Codes
(090.2890) Holography : Holographic optical elements
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems

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Original Manuscript: December 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2011
Published: March 25, 2011

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Jose M. Castro, Paul J. Gelsinger-Austin, Jennifer K. Barton, and Raymond K. Kostuk, "Confocal-rainbow volume holographic imaging system," Appl. Opt. 50, 1382-1388 (2011)

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