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  • Vol. 66, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1976
  • pp: 87–94

Characteristics of superposed patterns in optics

Olof Bryngdahl  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 66, Issue 2, pp. 87-94 (1976)

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The different ways of combining optical patterns with spatial periodicities are examined. The characteristics of and differences between additive, subtractive, and multiplicative pattern superposition are presented. The micro- and macro- (Moiré) structures in these cases are different. Examples are shown for two-pattern and multiple-pattern superpositions.

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Olof Bryngdahl, "Characteristics of superposed patterns in optics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 66, 87-94 (1976)

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