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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 1992
  • pp: 2983–2986

Talbot effect and the array illuminators that are based on it

Xiao-Yi Da  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 16, pp. 2983-2986 (1992)

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A general method is described that permits demonstration that only three different array illuminators based on the Talbot effect can be produced.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 26, 1991
Published: June 1, 1992

Xiao-Yi Da, "Talbot effect and the array illuminators that are based on it," Appl. Opt. 31, 2983-2986 (1992)

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