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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1969
  • pp: 1581–1586

Experiments in Long-Distance Holographic Imagery

J. W. Goodman, D. W. Jackson, M. Lehmann, and J. Knotts  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 8, Issue 8, pp. 1581-1586 (1969)

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Long-range holographic experiments have been performed over distances as large as 12 km. Holograms and images of retroreflector and Scotchlite objects were obtained. The reference wave was supplied by a retroreflector placed next to the object, and the source of illumination was a Q-switched ruby laser. Resolutions obtained varied with atmospheric seeing conditions, ranging from 3 see of arc to 0.5 see of arc. The primary practical problem encountered was detector saturation, a consequence of the limited dynamic range of photographic film. The use of a low contrast developer only partially alleviates this problem.

© 1969 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 6, 1969
Published: August 1, 1969

J. W. Goodman, D. W. Jackson, M. Lehmann, and J. Knotts, "Experiments in Long-Distance Holographic Imagery," Appl. Opt. 8, 1581-1586 (1969)

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