Gauging diffraction patterns: field of view and bandwidth estimation in lensless holography.

  title={Gauging diffraction patterns: field of view and bandwidth estimation in lensless holography.},
  author={Ferr{\'e}ol Soulez},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={60 10},
  • F. Soulez
  • Published 22 March 2021
  • Physics
  • Applied optics
The purpose of this work is to provide a theoretically grounded assessment on the field of view and bandwidth of a lensless holographic setup. Indeed, while previous works have presented results with super-resolution and field-of-view extrapolation, there are no well-established rules to determine them. We show that the theoretical field of view can be large with a spatial-frequency bandwidth only limited by the wavelength, leading to an unthinkable number of degrees of freedom. To keep a… 

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