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  • Vol. 56, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1513–1517

New Method of Making Fresnel Transforms with Incoherent Light

GARY COCHRAN  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 56, Issue 11, pp. 1513-1517 (1966)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.56.001513


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Abstract

A new method for recording Fresnel transformations of two- and three-dimensional scenes illuminated by spatially incoherent light is described. The technique is based on the properties of the triangular interferometer and the afocal optical system. Experimental results with one- and two-point objects have verified the basic principles of the method.

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GARY COCHRAN, "New Method of Making Fresnel Transforms with Incoherent Light," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 56, 1513-1517 (1966)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-56-11-1513


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