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Modeling the Lippmann color process
Author(s): Marc Jager; Hans I. Bjelkhagen; Martin Turner
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Paper Abstract

Lippmann photographs can, in principle, reproduce the entire incident spectrum at every point in the recording. This paper presents a comprehensive model of the Lippmann process, including exposure, chemical processing and subsequent reproduction. The main emphasis is on the optical properties of emulsions, where the theory of radiative transfer is used to obtain a detailed description of how interference patterns are formed in the presence of scattering particles and absorption. The results presented illustrate the reproduction fidelity of Lippmann photographs and highlight the most significant factors influencing their quality. Whereas the reproduction of monochrome sources is excellent, locally broadband signals are more problematic. Several practical measures to improve upon broadband performance are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5290, Practical Holography XVIII: Materials and Applications, (29 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.532622
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Marc Jager, De Montfort Univ. (United Kingdom)
Hans I. Bjelkhagen, De Montfort Univ. (United Kingdom)
Martin Turner, De Montfort Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5290:
Practical Holography XVIII: Materials and Applications
Tung H. Jeong; Hans I. Bjelkhagen, Editor(s)

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