The Transfer Function of Volume Holographic Optical Systems

  • George Barbastathis
Part of the Springer Series in OPTICAL SCIENCES book series (SSOS, volume 115)


We present a theoretical formulation for analysis and design of optical systems that utilize three—dimensional spatial heterodyning implemented by volume holograms of arbitrary shape. Basic volume holographic properties of angle, wavelength, depth selectivity and degeneracy are characterized and the impact of these properties in terms of imaging performance is discussed.


Focal Plane Hyperspectral Imaging Paraxial Approximation 3DSH Element Gaussian Image 
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  • George Barbastathis
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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