A detailed theoretical treatment based on Gaussian beam theory is provided for optical scanning holography [J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 2, 512 (1985)]. Topics addressed include the derivation of the impulse response for the optical scanning holographic system, methods of achieving off-axis holographic recordings, reconstructed image resolution, magnification, and distortion. Also presented is experimental verification of the technique based on measurements of the hologram of a simple transmissive slit object.
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Bradley D. Duncan and Ting-Chung Poon, "Gaussian beam analysis of optical scanning holography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 9, 229-236 (1992)