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One-Step White-Light Transmission Holography
Author(s): Stephen A. Benton; Herbert S. Mingace; William R. Walter
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Paper Abstract

Although the two-step holographic technique for producing white-light-transmission, or "rainbow", holograms has proven the most practical for producing display images, one-step apertured-lens techniques can also be useful in producing such holograms. Typically, the diameter of the lens limits the field of view, but not the image size, for pseudoscopic image presentation, or imposes an intermediate vignetting aperture in the orthoscopic case. Here we describe how the combination of conjugate wavefront illumination and conjugate diffraction can be used to produce a large-area, undistorted, orthoscopic image, with only the field of view limited by the lens size. The resulting holograms enjoy very high image contrast, and rival the results of the two-step process in many respects.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 May 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0215, Recent Advances in Holography, (14 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958435
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen A. Benton, Polaroid Corporation (United States)
Herbert S. Mingace, Polaroid Corporation (United States)
William R. Walter, Polaroid Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0215:
Recent Advances in Holography
Poohsan N. Tamura; Tzuo-Chang Lee, Editor(s)

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