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  • Vol. 60, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 1970
  • pp: 1635–1639

Phase Holograms of Diffuse Objects

H. DAMMANN  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 60, Issue 12, pp. 1635-1639 (1970)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.60.001635


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Abstract

The reconstruction properties of thin phase holograms of diffuse objects with large reference-object irradiance ratios are investigated, using the statistical method proposed by Goodman and Knight [J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 1276 (1968)]. Three types of phase-recording characteristics are treated: the linear-phase characteristic (the phase modulation being proportional to exposure), a nonlinear-phase characteristic, and the binary characteristic. For the maximum reconstruction efficiency of one of the ideal twin images, we obtain 18.4% for the linear-phase hologram and 31.8% for the binary-phase hologram.

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H. DAMMANN, "Phase Holograms of Diffuse Objects," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1635-1639 (1970)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-60-12-1635


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References

  1. J. W. Goodman and G. R. Knight, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 1276 (1968).
  2. 2 W. B. Davenport, Jr. and W. L. Root, Random Signals and Noise (McGraw-Hill, New York, 1958), pp. 277 ff.
  3. J. Upatnieks and C. Leonard, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 297 (1970).
  4. 4 W. Gröbner and N. Hofreiter, Integraltafel, Zweiter Teil (Springer, Wien, 1961), pp. 131, 132.
  5. Reference 4, p. 143.
  6. Reference 4, p. 66.

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