Abstract

Lau imaging is shown to be a special case of generalized two-grating interference and is explained in terms of the phenomenon of grating imaging, wherein a grating is imaged by a second grating.

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  1. E. Lau, "Beugungserscheinungen an Doppelrastern," Ann. Phys. 6, 417–423 (1948).
  2. J. Jahns and A. W. Lohmann, "The Lau effect: A diffraction experiment with incoherent illumination," Opt. Commun. 28, 263–267 (1979).
  3. R. Sudol and B. J. Thompson, "An explanation of the Lau effect based on coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31, 105–110 (1979).
  4. R. Sudol and B. J. Thompson, "Lau effect, theory and experiment," Appl. Opt. 20, 1107–1116 (1981).
  5. F. Gori, "Lau effect and coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31, 4–8 (1979).
  6. F. O. Weinberg and N. B. Wood, "Interferometer based on four diffraction gratings," J. Sci. Instrum. 36, 227–230 (1959).
  7. E. Leith and G. Swanson, "Achromatic interferometers for white light optical processing and holography," Appl. Opt. 19, 638–644 (1980).
  8. B. J. Chang, "Grating based interferometer," Ph.D. thesis (The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1974), University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Mich., order no. 74-25-170.

1981 (1)

1980 (1)

1979 (3)

F. Gori, "Lau effect and coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31, 4–8 (1979).

J. Jahns and A. W. Lohmann, "The Lau effect: A diffraction experiment with incoherent illumination," Opt. Commun. 28, 263–267 (1979).

R. Sudol and B. J. Thompson, "An explanation of the Lau effect based on coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31, 105–110 (1979).

1959 (1)

F. O. Weinberg and N. B. Wood, "Interferometer based on four diffraction gratings," J. Sci. Instrum. 36, 227–230 (1959).

1948 (1)

E. Lau, "Beugungserscheinungen an Doppelrastern," Ann. Phys. 6, 417–423 (1948).

Chang, B. J.

B. J. Chang, "Grating based interferometer," Ph.D. thesis (The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1974), University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Mich., order no. 74-25-170.

Gori, F.

F. Gori, "Lau effect and coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31, 4–8 (1979).

Jahns, J.

J. Jahns and A. W. Lohmann, "The Lau effect: A diffraction experiment with incoherent illumination," Opt. Commun. 28, 263–267 (1979).

Lau, E.

E. Lau, "Beugungserscheinungen an Doppelrastern," Ann. Phys. 6, 417–423 (1948).

Leith, E.

Lohmann, A. W.

J. Jahns and A. W. Lohmann, "The Lau effect: A diffraction experiment with incoherent illumination," Opt. Commun. 28, 263–267 (1979).

Sudol, R.

R. Sudol and B. J. Thompson, "Lau effect, theory and experiment," Appl. Opt. 20, 1107–1116 (1981).

R. Sudol and B. J. Thompson, "An explanation of the Lau effect based on coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31, 105–110 (1979).

Swanson, G.

Thompson, B. J.

R. Sudol and B. J. Thompson, "Lau effect, theory and experiment," Appl. Opt. 20, 1107–1116 (1981).

R. Sudol and B. J. Thompson, "An explanation of the Lau effect based on coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31, 105–110 (1979).

Weinberg, F. O.

F. O. Weinberg and N. B. Wood, "Interferometer based on four diffraction gratings," J. Sci. Instrum. 36, 227–230 (1959).

Wood, N. B.

F. O. Weinberg and N. B. Wood, "Interferometer based on four diffraction gratings," J. Sci. Instrum. 36, 227–230 (1959).

Ann. Phys. (1)

E. Lau, "Beugungserscheinungen an Doppelrastern," Ann. Phys. 6, 417–423 (1948).

Appl. Opt. (2)

J. Sci. Instrum. (1)

F. O. Weinberg and N. B. Wood, "Interferometer based on four diffraction gratings," J. Sci. Instrum. 36, 227–230 (1959).

Opt. Commun. (3)

F. Gori, "Lau effect and coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31, 4–8 (1979).

J. Jahns and A. W. Lohmann, "The Lau effect: A diffraction experiment with incoherent illumination," Opt. Commun. 28, 263–267 (1979).

R. Sudol and B. J. Thompson, "An explanation of the Lau effect based on coherence theory," Opt. Commun. 31, 105–110 (1979).

Other (1)

B. J. Chang, "Grating based interferometer," Ph.D. thesis (The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1974), University Microfilms, Ann Arbor, Mich., order no. 74-25-170.

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