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Femtosecond light-in-flight holography
Author(s): Janis A. Valdmanis; James Van Rudd; H. Chen; Y. Chen; Emmett N. Leith; Nils H. Abramson
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Paper Abstract

A holographic technique ('light-in-flight' (LIF) holography) is described, which combines classic off-axis holography with the latest ultrashort-pulse laser technology to produce three-dimensional images with femtosecond temporal resolution. The LIF holography can be used to study the distortions of pulses moving through optical fibers (Abramson, 1987), visualize relativistic effects (Abramson, 1985), measure the shape and deformation of fast moving objects, and make observations through nonrigid scattering media (Spears et al., 1989). The technique can also be applied in ultrafast optical science, metrology, and medical imaging.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1539, Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '91, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.50540
Show Author Affiliations
Janis A. Valdmanis, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
James Van Rudd, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
H. Chen, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Y. Chen, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Emmett N. Leith, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Nils H. Abramson, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1539:
Ultrahigh- and High-Speed Photography, Videography, and Photonics '91
Paul A. Jaanimagi, Editor(s)

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