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Kinoform Diffusers
Author(s): H. J. Caulfield
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Paper Abstract

The invention of the kinoform (Ref. 1) as a form of on-axis computer-generated holo-gram has stirred considerable interest. The basic observation was that a photographic plate of optical density D(u,v) could be bleached to give an amplitude transmission of eiD(u,v); and therefore, if we contrived to achieve D(u,v) = 0(u,v), we could gene-rate the wavefront ei0(u,v). For most interesting wavefronts there is no way of generating D(u,v) optically, so it is usually recorded by a computer-plotter arrangement.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 1971
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0025, Developments in Holography II, (14 October 1971); doi: 10.1117/12.953500
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H. J. Caulfield, Sperry Rand Research Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0025:
Developments in Holography II
Brian J. Thompson; John B. DeVelis, Editor(s)

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