Three-dimensional imaging of incoherent light sources by the Michelson stellar interferometer is considered. When the interferometer’s pinholes are arranged properly, its output result is equivalent to a two-dimensional Fourier hologram that stores information about the source object’s three-dimensional intensity distribution.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 21, 1995
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 1996
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 1996
Published: October 1, 1996
Joseph Rosen and Amnon Yariv, "General theorem of spatial coherence: application to three-dimensional imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 13, 2091-2095 (1996)