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  • Vol. 72, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1982
  • pp: 552–555

Lau effect and grating imaging

G. J. Swanson and E. N. Leith  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 72, Issue 5, pp. 552-555 (1982)

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Lau imaging is shown to be a special case of generalized two-grating interference and is explained in terms of the phenomenon of grating imaging, wherein a grating is imaged by a second grating.

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G. J. Swanson and E. N. Leith, "Lau effect and grating imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 72, 552-555 (1982)

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