Folded holographic imaging system

Nasrin Ghanbari, Raymond K. Kostuk, Mark A. Neifeld

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A folded holographic optical system is modeled for use as a building block for a compact imager. The design of the compact imaging system allows for a thin optical configuration and reduction in the size of the optical elements. In the folded design a transmission hologram in a slanted configuration folds the field of view of the lens and points it at a specific direction in the object space. The slanted geometry results in a compressed non-uniform field of view that is defined as a vignetting function and generated by a ray-tracing program. In the compact imaging system, multiple folded holographic imagers are used in an array to extend the field of view. Each imager unit is optimized to collect a segment of light from the object scene. The combination of imager units defines the composite field of view of the compact imaging system. The folded holographic imager is capable of capturing an image with full-field angle of 30°.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Modeling and Performance Predictions III
StatePublished - 2007
EventOptical Modeling and Performance Predictions III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 29 2007Aug 30 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherOptical Modeling and Performance Predictions III
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Compact
  • Folded
  • Holographic
  • Imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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