General theorem of spatial coherence: Application to three-dimensional imaging

Joseph Rosen, Amnon Yariv

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Three-dimensional imaging of incoherent light sources by the Michelson stellar interferometer is considered. When the interferometer’s pinholes are arranged properly, its output result is equivalent to a two-dimensional Fourier hologram that stores information about the source object’s three-dimensional intensity distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2091-2095
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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