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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1986
  • pp: 94–100

Fourier-transform spectral imaging: retrieval of source information from three-dimensional spatial coherence

Kazuyoshi Itoh and Yoshihiro Ohtsuka  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 94-100 (1986)

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A method is described for efficiently obtaining the comprehensive information of a polychromatic radiator. Under certain conditions both the spatial and spectral details of the radiative object can be recovered simultaneously from the three-dimensional spatial coherence function in the diffraction region. The recovery of object information is based on a Fourier-transform relationship derived from the basic formula [ WolfE. CarterW. H., J. Opt. Soc. Am. 68, 953– 964 ( 1978)] describing the field correlation function in terms of the source correlation function. A new type of interferometer is proposed for the efficient collection of the spatial coherence data. Experimental results of the spectral-image recovery are also presented.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 3, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 1985
Published: January 1, 1986

Kazuyoshi Itoh and Yoshihiro Ohtsuka, "Fourier-transform spectral imaging: retrieval of source information from three-dimensional spatial coherence," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 3, 94-100 (1986)

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