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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 5 — Feb. 1, 2002
  • pp: 853–864

Computational Reconstruction of Images from Holograms

Jerome H. Milgram and Weichang Li  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 5, pp. 853-864 (2002)

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The equations to reconstruct an image plane from a hologram are developed. This development is carried out for planes parallel to the hologram, which allows fast computation through the use of fast Fourier transforms. Algorithms for a digital computer are developed so images can be reconstructed, both with and without the Fresnel approximation, from a digitized hologram without the need for three-dimensional optical reconstruction equipment. Examples of holographically recorded images of marine micro-organisms are shown. A computational method for counting the number of micro-organisms in the holographically recorded volume is developed, and an example is provided.

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OCIS Codes
(070.4560) Fourier optics and signal processing : Data processing by optical means
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography

Original Manuscript: May 29, 2001
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2001
Published: February 10, 2002

Jerome H. Milgram and Weichang Li, "Computational Reconstruction of Images from Holograms," Appl. Opt. 41, 853-864 (2002)

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