Phase-shifting digital holography with a phase difference between orthogonal polarizations is proposed. The use of orthogonal polarizations can make it possible to record two phase-shifted holograms simultaneously. By combining the holograms with the distributions of a reference wave and an object wave, the complex field of the object's wavefront can be obtained. Preliminary experimental results are shown to confirm the proposed method.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2006
Takanori Nomura, Shinji Murata, Eiji Nitanai, and Takuhisa Numata, "Phase-shifting digital holography with a phase difference between orthogonal polarizations," Appl. Opt. 45, 4873-4877 (2006)