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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2584–2586

Wigner distribution function of volume holograms

Se Baek Oh and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 17, pp. 2584-2586 (2009)

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Based on a linear systems approach, we derive the Wigner distribution function (WDF) of a 4 f imager with a volume holographic three-dimensional pupil; then we obtain the WDF of the volume hologram itself by using the shearing properties of the WDF. Two common configurations, plane and spherical wave reference volume holograms, are examined in detail. The WDF elucidates the shift variant nature of the volume holographic element in both cases.

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OCIS Codes
(090.7330) Holography : Volume gratings
(350.6980) Other areas of optics : Transforms
(080.5084) Geometric optics : Phase space methods of analysis

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Original Manuscript: April 7, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2009
Published: August 20, 2009

Se Baek Oh and George Barbastathis, "Wigner distribution function of volume holograms," Opt. Lett. 34, 2584-2586 (2009)

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