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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1968
  • pp: 2280–2284

Two New Methods of Improving Optical Image Quality

Malcolm J. Bowman  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 7, Issue 11, pp. 2280-2284 (1968)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.7.002280


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Abstract

Two simple methods are presented by which the coherence between a laser light source and an illuminated object can be destroyed in optical systems where this coherence is undesirable. Both methods employ rotating phase changing disks; the first introduces a random time varying phase relationship across the area illuminated in the object plane, whereas the second produces a rapid, regular phase variation across this area. Results are claimed to be comparable to those obtained using normal incoherent light.

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History
Original Manuscript: May 29, 1968
Published: November 1, 1968

Citation
Malcolm J. Bowman, "Two New Methods of Improving Optical Image Quality," Appl. Opt. 7, 2280-2284 (1968)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-7-11-2280


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