The author derives Latta’s ray-tracing equations for holograms of arbitrary thickness [ Appl. Opt. 10, 2698 (1971) ] from Welford’s vector ray-tracing equation for holograms of arbitrary shape [ Opt. Commun. 14, 322 (1975) ]. The derivation follows Welford’s original approach but accounts for changes in the shape and thickness of the recording medium between construction and reconstruction.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2008
Published: March 26, 2008
Arno Klein, "Relating vector ray-tracing equations for holograms of arbitrary shape and thickness," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 979-982 (2008)