Abstract

Holograms of transparencies have been produced in diffused light. The reconstructions are free from flaws and are of a quality comparable to pictures produced by conventional photography with incoherent light. Holograms of three-dimensional scenes have been produced by reflected light. Such holograms produce three-dimensional reconstructions having all the visual properties of the original scene: parallax between near and distant objects, a requirement to refocus the eyes when viewing objects in different parts of the scene, and a stereo effect equal to that of ordinary stereo photography.

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  1. D. Gabor, Nature 161, 777 (1948); Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A197, 454 (1949).
  2. E. Leith and J. Upatnieks, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1377 (1963).
  3. A technique used by Kirkpatrick and El-Sum goes far toward minimizing these flaws by rotating in a continuous manner some of the optical elements about the optical system axis; J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46, 825 (1956).
  4. This idea is similar to the theta-modulation concept, as described by A. Lohmann, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1351 (1963).
  5. The use of this technique as an aid to producing holograms was suggested and demonstrated to the authors by F. B. Rotz.
  6. It has been pointed out, by an anonymous reviewer, that an object illuminated by monochromatic light in three primary colors may not produce the same color rendition as would the object if illuminated by ordinary white light. This could happenif the wavelength variation of object transmittance or reflectance were not a smooth, slowly varying function of wavelength.
  7. G. Lippman, J. Phys. 3, 97 (1894).

Gabor, D.

D. Gabor, Nature 161, 777 (1948); Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A197, 454 (1949).

Leith, E.

E. Leith and J. Upatnieks, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1377 (1963).

Lippman, G.

G. Lippman, J. Phys. 3, 97 (1894).

Lohmann, A.

This idea is similar to the theta-modulation concept, as described by A. Lohmann, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1351 (1963).

Rotz, F. B.

The use of this technique as an aid to producing holograms was suggested and demonstrated to the authors by F. B. Rotz.

Upatnieks, J.

E. Leith and J. Upatnieks, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1377 (1963).

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D. Gabor, Nature 161, 777 (1948); Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A197, 454 (1949).

E. Leith and J. Upatnieks, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1377 (1963).

A technique used by Kirkpatrick and El-Sum goes far toward minimizing these flaws by rotating in a continuous manner some of the optical elements about the optical system axis; J. Opt. Soc. Am. 46, 825 (1956).

This idea is similar to the theta-modulation concept, as described by A. Lohmann, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 53, 1351 (1963).

The use of this technique as an aid to producing holograms was suggested and demonstrated to the authors by F. B. Rotz.

It has been pointed out, by an anonymous reviewer, that an object illuminated by monochromatic light in three primary colors may not produce the same color rendition as would the object if illuminated by ordinary white light. This could happenif the wavelength variation of object transmittance or reflectance were not a smooth, slowly varying function of wavelength.

G. Lippman, J. Phys. 3, 97 (1894).

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