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Holodiagram: elliptic visualizing interferometry, relativity, and light-in-flight
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering, Metrology and Optics.
2014 (English)In: Applied Optics, ISSN 1559-128X, E-ISSN 2155-3165, Vol. 53, no 11, 2398-2404 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In holographic interferometry, there is usually a static distance separating the point of illumination and the point of observation. In Special Relativity, this separation is dynamic and is caused by the velocity of the observer. The corrections needed to compensate for these separations are similar in the two fields. We use the ellipsoids of the holodiagram for measurement and in a graphic way to explain and evaluate optical resolution, gated viewing, radar, holography, three-dimensional interferometry, Special Relativity, and light-in-flight recordings. Lorentz contraction together with time dilation is explained as the result of the eccentricity of the measuring ellipsoid, caused by its velocity. The extremely thin ellipsoid of the very first light appears as a beam aimed directly at the observer, which might explain the wave or ray duality of light and entanglement. Finally, we introduce the concept of ellipsoids of observation.

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2014. Vol. 53, no 11, 2398-2404 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-145263DOI: 10.1364/AO.53.002398ISI: 000334165100018ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84942372894OAI: diva2:717629

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