Abstract

We present a new form of volume holographic imaging with rainbow illumination. High depth resolution is obtained because each quasi-monochromatic band of the rainbow acts as a depth-selective confocal slit. The color slits work in parallel to achieve a wide field of view (FoV) and so the need to scan in one lateral dimension is eliminated. Our experiments demonstrated <250-μm depth resolution over an 15° FoV at a 50-mm working distance.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

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