Abstract

The process of image plane holography with incoherent illumination has many significant properties. The process can produce extremely high-quality, low-noise images, section slicing, image formation through inhomogeneities, and high-resolution image formation through small apertures. The process of confocal imaging has similar properties. We describe the similarities and differences between the two processes.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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