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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2004
  • pp: 1703–1709

Scanned-picture-beam holography for nonrigid objects

William W. Cook and Nicholas George  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 8, pp. 1703-1709 (2004)

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A technique is described for holographically recording nonrigid objects by scanning the picture beam in a small, bright spot across the object in a series of short exposures. The reference beam is incident across the entire recording medium during each exposure. This technique can freeze the motion of objects subject to ambient forcings, such as acoustic vibrations. Experiments are described in support of this method. Exposures are in the 1- to 10-ms range with 100 separate object regions. An analysis of certain factors affecting image quality, such as diffraction efficiency, is also presented.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.2900) Holography : Optical storage materials
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition

Original Manuscript: June 13, 2003
Revised Manuscript: September 27, 2003
Published: March 10, 2004

William W. Cook and Nicholas George, "Scanned-picture-beam holography for nonrigid objects," Appl. Opt. 43, 1703-1709 (2004)

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