A theory of optical sectioning by image plane holography is developed, emphasizing the use of broad-spectrum holographic methods to enhance the process. It is shown that a broad-spectrum source in a grating interferometer imitates the behavior of a monochromatic broad source.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.1790) Medical optics and biotechnology : Confocal microscopy
Emmett N. Leith, Wei-Chen Chien, Kurt D. Mills, Brian D. Athey, and David S. Dilworth, "Optical sectioning by holographic coherence imaging: a generalized analysis," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 380-387 (2003)