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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 43, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2004
  • pp: 3802–3811

Fourier-domain holography in photorefractive quantum-well films

Kwan Jeong, Leilei Peng, David D. Nolte, and Michael R. Melloch  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 19, pp. 3802-3811 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.003802


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Abstract

Fourier-domain holography (FDH) is investigated as a candidate for holographic optical coherence imaging to produce real-time images of structure inside living tissue and turbid media. The effects of spatial filtering, the background intensity distributions, and the role of background noise in determining dynamic range are evaluated for both FDH and image-domain holography (IDH). The grating washout effect in FDH (edge enhancement) is removed by use of a vibrating diffuser that consequently improves the image quality. By comparing holographic images and background images of FDH and IDH we show that FDH provides a higher dynamic range and a higher image quality than IDH for this specific application of imaging diffuse volumetric objects.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(070.2590) Fourier optics and signal processing : ABCD transforms
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: January 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2004
Published: July 1, 2004

Citation
Kwan Jeong, Leilei Peng, David D. Nolte, and Michael R. Melloch, "Fourier-domain holography in photorefractive quantum-well films," Appl. Opt. 43, 3802-3811 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-19-3802


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