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  • Vol. 57, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1967
  • pp: 503–506

Magnification and Resolution in Wavefront Reconstruction

FRED I. DIAMOND  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 57, Issue 4, pp. 503-506 (1967)

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This paper discusses the influence of both film size and film resolution on the magnification and resolution achievable in microscopy by wavefront reconstruction. Both Fresnel and Fourier-transform holograms are treated. The derivation of expressions for magnification shows explicitly the two-step nature of the wavefront reconstruction and indicates the conditions for producing Fourier-transform holograms. The limit of resolution depends on the first-stage magnification and the film resolution, when Fresnel holograms are made. Image resolution in Fourier-transform holograms is aperture limited.

FRED I. DIAMOND, "Magnification and Resolution in Wavefront Reconstruction," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 503-506 (1967)

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