Microscopy by reconstructed wave-fronts

@article{Gabor1949MicroscopyBR,
  title={Microscopy by reconstructed wave-fronts},
  author={Dennis Gabor},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1949},
  volume={197},
  pages={454 - 487}
}
  • D. Gabor
  • Published 7 July 1949
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The subject of this paper is a new two-step method of optical imagery. In a first step the object is illuminated with a coherent monochromatic wave, and the diffraction pattern resulting from the interference of the coherent secondary wave issuing from the object with the strong, coherent background is recorded on a photographic plate. If the photographic plate, suitably processed, is replaced in the original position and illuminated with the coherent background alone, an image of the object… 

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