Abstract

A new optical configuration producing one-step 360° rainbow holograms is presented. The method makes use of two concave mirrors in confocal position, with an annular aperture between the two. An experimental demonstration is given.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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1993 (1)

1986 (1)

1978 (2)

H. Chen, F. T. S. Yu, “One-step rainbow hologram,” Opt. Lett. 1, 85–87 (1978).
[CrossRef]

P. N. Tamura, “One-step rainbow holography with a field lens,” Appl. Opt. 17, 3343 (1978).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1977 (1)

1969 (1)

S. A. Benton, “Hologram reconstructions with extended incoherent sources,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 1545–1546 (1969).

1967 (1)

Benton, S. A.

S. A. Benton, “Hologram reconstructions with extended incoherent sources,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 1545–1546 (1969).

Burckhardt, C. B.

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burckhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), p. 51.

Cai, L. Z.

Chen, H.

H. Chen, F. T. S. Yu, “One-step rainbow hologram,” Opt. Lett. 1, 85–87 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Collier, R. J.

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burckhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), p. 51.

Elings, V. B.

V. B. Elings, C. J. Landry, “Optical display device,” U.S. patent3,647,284 (7March1972).

Garavaglia, M. J.

Guo, C. S.

Hansen, M. E.

M. E. Hansen, “Method and apparatus of producing an arcuate rainbow hologram,” U.S. patent4,988,154 (29January1991).

Jeong, T. H.

Landry, C. J.

V. B. Elings, C. J. Landry, “Optical display device,” U.S. patent3,647,284 (7March1972).

Lin, L. H.

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burckhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), p. 51.

Rabal, H. J.

Tamura, P. N.

Torroba, R.

Wolfe, W. L.

W. L. Wolfe, Introduction to Infrared System Design (SPIE Optical Engineering, Bellingham, Wash., 1996), p. 82.

Wyant, J. C.

Yu, F. T. S.

H. Chen, F. T. S. Yu, “One-step rainbow hologram,” Opt. Lett. 1, 85–87 (1978).
[CrossRef]

F. T. S. Yu, Optical Information Processing (Wiley, New York, 1983), pp. 460–496, 528–554.

Appl. Opt. (2)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (2)

T. H. Jeong, “Cylindrical holography and some proposed applications,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 57, 1396–1398 (1967).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Benton, “Hologram reconstructions with extended incoherent sources,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. 59, 1545–1546 (1969).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (6)

W. L. Wolfe, Introduction to Infrared System Design (SPIE Optical Engineering, Bellingham, Wash., 1996), p. 82.

V. B. Elings, C. J. Landry, “Optical display device,” U.S. patent3,647,284 (7March1972).

F. T. S. Yu, Optical Information Processing (Wiley, New York, 1983), pp. 460–496, 528–554.

M. E. Hansen, “Method and apparatus of producing an arcuate rainbow hologram,” U.S. patent4,988,154 (29January1991).

R. J. Collier, C. B. Burckhardt, L. H. Lin, Optical Holography (Academic, New York, 1971), p. 51.

Reference 12, p. 261.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Imaging properties of concave mirror pairs: M1, M2, spherical mirrors; O, object; I, image.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Hologram recording configuration: (a) schematic of top view, (b) section of the mirror system. S, source (laser); BS, beam splitter; M1, M2, spherical mirrors; L, negative lens; C, cylindrical housing; H, holographic plate; AP, exit pupil (annular).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Reconstruction of the holographic image: LP, light source; H, hologram; OBS, observer.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Example of hologram recording and reconstruction: (a) recorded object (mechanism of a music box), (b) reconstructed image.

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Q=2π T sin2 αnλ,

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