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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2004
  • pp: 4512–4519

Noise suppression and optical sectioning by non-phase-recording interferometry

Emmett N. Leith, Wei-Chen Chien, Kurt D. Mills, Brian D. Athey, David S. Dilworth, and James L. Beals  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 23, pp. 4512-4519 (2004)

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It has long been known that image plane holography with low-coherence illumination achieves optical sectioning of a volume object. A method is analyzed that is similar to image plane holography, but the interferometric arrangement utilizes the interference between two object-bearing beams instead of the basic object and reference beams.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.1790) Medical optics and biotechnology : Confocal microscopy

Original Manuscript: April 30, 2004
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2004
Published: August 10, 2004

Emmett N. Leith, Wei-Chen Chien, Kurt D. Mills, Brian D. Athey, David S. Dilworth, and James L. Beals, "Noise suppression and optical sectioning by non-phase-recording interferometry," Appl. Opt. 43, 4512-4519 (2004)

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