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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1991
  • pp: 572–578

Diffusers in digital holography

Ralf Bräuer, Frank Wyrowski, and Olof Bryngdahl  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 572-578 (1991)

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In Fourier and Fresnel holography diffuse illumination is used to smooth the power spectrum of the object wave. A speckle pattern will then disturb the diffraction pattern. We present methods to calculate appropriate diffusers in digital holography that do not introduce speckle. The considerations include deterministic object-independent as well as iteratively calculated object-dependent diffusers. Object-independent diffusers are suited for initial phases to avoid stagnation of the iterative procedure.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 26, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 1990
Published: March 1, 1991

Ralf Bräuer, Frank Wyrowski, and Olof Bryngdahl, "Diffusers in digital holography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 8, 572-578 (1991)

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