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  • Vol. 60, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1970
  • pp: 506–509

Analogy between Holography and Interferometric Image Formation

J. W. GOODMAN  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 60, Issue 4, pp. 506-509 (1970)

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An analogy is drawn between holographic imaging with coherent light and interferometric imaging with incoherent light. By means of a spatially offset incoherent reference source, the amplitude and phase of the complex coherence factor of an incoherent object may be encoded as amplitude and phase modulations of a function derived from classical visibility measurements. This imaging technique shares several properties with holography, including the ability to image through a distorting medium and the ability to form three-dimensional images.

J. W. GOODMAN, "Analogy between Holography and Interferometric Image Formation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 506-509 (1970)

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