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Title: Direct-Write Digital Holography
Author: Tapsell, John Peter
ISNI:       0000 0001 3499 1998
Awarding Body: University of Sussex
Current Institution: University of Sussex
Date of Award: 2008
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Chapter 1 gives a brief history of the field of holography along with an overview of this thesis. A more detailed description of holography is provided in Chapter 2 along with a discussion of digital holography. Chapter 3 examines the design of a one-step monochromatic hologram printer capable producing white-light viewable transmission holograms created with the aid of an LCOS display system and printed in a dot-matrix sequence. The lens system employed includes a microlens array and an afocal relay telescope which are both quantitatively examined in order to maximise the contrast, diffraction efficiency and depth of view of the final hologram image. A brief overview of speckle reduction techniques and their applicability to pulsed digital holography is presented along with experimental results of the use of a microlens array to reduce speckle effects. Chapter 4 presents an analysis of the unwanted side effects of the angular intensity distribution of a hologram pixel, using a case study for analysis. Chapter 5 examines methods for increasing both the printing speed and resolution of the hologram printer. Chapter 6 describes the analysis and design of a temperature-energy feedback system to correct for pulsed laser instabilities arising from mode beating due to temperature variations. Chapter 7 provides a conclusion to the work and discusses possible future developments.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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