Holomicrography: Transformation of Image during Reconstruction a posteriori

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Science  02 Dec 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3753, pp. 1195-1197
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3753.1195


Holomicrographs recorded through a microscope contain a hologram of the interior of the microscope, including the objective. During reconstruction of the microscopic image, modification of the aperture of the reconstructed objective produces the same alteration in the reconstructed image that would have occurred in the original image, if the actual objective had received the same modification. By this means, a single event holographed by bright-field microscopy may later be examined in reconstruction by dark-field, phase-contrast,or interference microscopy.