Three-dimensional coherence imaging in the Fresnel domain

Daniel L. Marks, Ronald A. Stack, David J. Brady

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We show that three-dimensional incoherent primary sources can be reconstructed from finite-aperture Fresnel-zone mutual intensity measurements by means of coordinate and Fourier transformation. The spatial bandpass and impulse response for three-dimensional imaging that result from use of this approach are derived. The transverse and longitudinal resolutions are evaluated as functions of aperture size and source distance. The longitudinal resolution of three-dimensional coherence imaging falls inversely with the square of the source distance in both the Fresnel and Fraunhofer zones. We experimentally measure the three-dimensional point-spread function by using a rotational shear interferometer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIntegrated Computational Imaging Systems, ICIS 2001
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)1557526885
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes
EventIntegrated Computational Imaging Systems, ICIS 2001 - Albuquerque, United States
Duration: Nov 5 2001 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceIntegrated Computational Imaging Systems, ICIS 2001
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period11/5/01 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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