Abstract

A holographic technique by which two dissimilar optical fields can be subtracted to yield only their difference is presented. The principle underlying this technique is that of optical interference between a holographically reconstructed field and a direct real-time one. Experimental verification is presented for the three cases of image-plane, fourier-transform, and Fresnel side-band holograms. Also considered is the application of this concept to change detection between photographic transparencies of some scene taken at different times.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

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