30 June 1986 Image Blurring In Display Holograms And In Holographic Optical Elements
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Proceedings Volume 0600, Progress in Holographic Applications; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952427
Event: 1985 International Technical Symposium/Europe, 1985, Cannes, France
A review is given of image blurring mechanisms in reflection and transmission holograms for both monochromatic and white-light replay. A theoretical model based on ray-tracing and locally-planar grating 2-beam coupled-wave theory is used to analyse dispersion blurring in white-light holograms as a function of wavelength in terms of the angular blur of an image-point seen by an observer. Methods of minimizing the blur are given, and the significant reduction achieved by recording reflection holograms with a tilt is explained and illustrated by experimental results. The use of a thick recording material is proposed as a method of producing full-parallax transmission holograms which can be replayed with white-light without dispersion compensation, and some preliminary results are given. The theoretical model used can also be applied to the analysis of the imaging properties of holographic optical elements.
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A. A. Ward, A. A. Ward, J. C. W. Newell, J. C. W. Newell, L. Solymar, L. Solymar, "Image Blurring In Display Holograms And In Holographic Optical Elements", Proc. SPIE 0600, Progress in Holographic Applications, (30 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.952427; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.952427


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