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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2008
  • pp: 1757–1766

Noise and aliases in off-axis and phase-shifting holography

M. Gross, M. Atlan, and E. Absil  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 11, pp. 1757-1766 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.47.001757


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Abstract

We have compared the respective efficiencies of off-axis and phase-shifting holography in terms of noise and aliases removal. The comparison is made by analyzing holograms of a USAF target backlit with laser illumination, recorded with a charge-coupled device camera. We show that it is essential to remove the local oscillator beam noise, especially at low illumination levels.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: June 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2007
Published: April 4, 2008

Citation
M. Gross, M. Atlan, and E. Absil, "Noise and aliases in off-axis and phase-shifting holography," Appl. Opt. 47, 1757-1766 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-47-11-1757


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