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  • Vol. 56, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1509–1512

Ray Tracing Through a Holographic System

ABE OFFNER  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 56, Issue 11, pp. 1509-1512 (1966)

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Tracing rays through a hologram is treated as a generalized case of tracing rays through a diffraction grating. The local “diffracting power” at a point of the hologram is determined by the geometry and wave-length of the beams whose recorded interference pattern constitutes the hologram. The resulting ray-tracing equations are valid for zone plates. An example of the analysis of the aberrations of a holographic system and a description of a modified system, in which these aberrations are corrected, are given.

ABE OFFNER, "Ray Tracing Through a Holographic System," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1509-1512 (1966)

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