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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 4501–4508

Hybrid digital holographic imaging system for three-dimensional dense particle field measurement

Lujie Cao, Gang Pan, Jeremy de Jong, Scott Woodward, and Hui Meng  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 25, pp. 4501-4508 (2008)

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To apply digital holography to the measurement of three-dimensional dense particle fields in large facilities, we have developed a hybrid digital holographic particle-imaging system. The technique combines the advantages of off-axis (side) scattering in suppressing speckle noise and on-axis (in-line) recording in lowering the digital sensor resolution requirement. A camera lens is attached to the digital sensor to compensate for the weak object wave from side scattering over a large recording distance. A simple numerical reconstruction algorithm is developed for holograms recorded with a lens without requiring complex and impractical mathematical corrections. We analyze the effect of image sensor resolution and off-axis angle on system performance and quantify the particle positioning accuracy of the system. The holographic system is successfully applied to the study of inertial particle clustering in isotropic turbulence.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: February 5, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2008
Published: August 22, 2008

Lujie Cao, Gang Pan, Jeremy de Jong, Scott Woodward, and Hui Meng, "Hybrid digital holographic imaging system for three-dimensional dense particle field measurement," Appl. Opt. 47, 4501-4508 (2008)

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