Information Theory in Holography

  • Dennis Gabor


Huygens’ Principle, expressed in modern form, states that the information in a light beam is an invariant. The same information can be extracted from it at any cross section.


Light Beam Gaussian Beam Speckle Noise Fourier Description Laser Speckle 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Gabor
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  1. 1.Imperial College of Science and TechnologyLondonUK

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