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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3492–3494

Holography: an interpretation from the phase-space point of view

Guohai Situ and John T. Sheridan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 24, pp. 3492-3494 (2007)

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The formation of holograms is interpreted as the consequence of the bilinearity of the ambiguity function. Reconstruction can then be regarded as the manipulation of the ambiguity function. Specifically, we show that in the case of in-line holography, the reconstruction can be regarded as phase tomography. In this way we provide a unified picture for the formulation of both noninterferometric and interferometric phase-retrieval techniques.

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OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography

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Original Manuscript: August 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2007
Published: December 4, 2007

Guohai Situ and John T. Sheridan, "Holography: an interpretation from the phase-space point of view," Opt. Lett. 32, 3492-3494 (2007)

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