Detuned interference filters as Fourier processors can be used to enhance the poor fringe contrast often encountered with in-line Fraunhofer holography of small or many far-fields-away micro-objects. The subsequent effect on the reconstructed-image irradiance distribution is described. The modified aperture-limited image shape and size, and the possible consequences on the quantitative analysis are discussed.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 1, 1995
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 1996
Published: November 10, 1996
Chandra S. Vikram, "Image formation in detuned interference-filter-aided in-line Fraunhofer holography," Appl. Opt. 35, 6299-6303 (1996)