It is demonstrated for the first time to the authors' knowledge that digital holographic image reconstruction can be applied to correction of image reconstruction in the presence of severe anamorphism and aberrations. It is shown that anamorphism and aberrations can be taken into account and compensated for separately to yield a correct-image reconstruction. Anamorphism and aberrations are introduced by a holographic recording system based on a reflective grating interferometer (RGI). The strong anamorphic behavior of the RGI prevents reconstruction of a correct image unless that behavior is compensated for in the process of numerical holographic reconstruction.
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(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
Sergio De Nicola, Pietro Ferraro, Andrea Finizio, and Giovanni Pierattini, "Correct-image reconstruction in the presence of severe anamorphism by means of digital holography," Opt. Lett. 26, 974-976 (2001)