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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 6, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1739–1748

Binary Fraunhofer Holograms, Generated by Computer

A. W. Lohmann and D. P. Paris  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 10, pp. 1739-1748 (1967)

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When a hologram is desired from an object which does not exist physically but is known in mathematical terms, one can compute the hologram. An automatic plotter will make a drawing at a large scale which is then reduced photographically. Since the drawing can contain only black and white areas, we have developed a theory for binary holograms. They are equivalent in terms of image reconstruction with ordinary holograms. This has been proven theoretically and verified experimentally.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 1, 1967
Published: October 1, 1967

A. W. Lohmann and D. P. Paris, "Binary Fraunhofer Holograms, Generated by Computer," Appl. Opt. 6, 1739-1748 (1967)

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