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Off-axis aberrations and resolution in spherical-aberration-free in-line Fraunhofer holography
Author(s): Chandra S. Vikram
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Paper Abstract

In line Frauhofer holography with collimated recording and spherical reconstruction beams can eliminate the primary spherical aberration. The off-axis primary aberrations with this mode are described. Rayleigh's quarter wavelength rule is then used to set the aberration limited size resolution. General solutions are obtained and the particular example of Ruby recording and HeNe reconstruction lasers is described. The problem was suggested to the author by E. N. Leith during an earlier SPIE conference presentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6311, Optical Information Systems IV, 63111H (30 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.686733
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Chandra S. Vikram, Fisk Univ. (United States)
The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6311:
Optical Information Systems IV
Bahram Javidi; Demetri Psaltis; H. John Caulfield, Editor(s)

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