OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America

Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • 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)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (359 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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.

H. DAMMANN, "Phase Holograms of Diffuse Objects," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 60, 1635-1639 (1970)

Sort:  Author  |  Journal  |  Reset


  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.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited