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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1826–1830

Phase retrieval by means of a spatial light modulator in the Fourier domain of an imaging system

Claas Falldorf, Mostafa Agour, Christoph v. Kopylow, and Ralf B. Bergmann  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 10, pp. 1826-1830 (2010)

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We present an experimental configuration for phase retrieval from a set of intensity measurements. The key component is a spatial light modulator located in the Fourier domain of an imaging system. It performs a linear filter operation that is associated to the process of propagation in the image plane. In contrast to the state of the art, no mechanical adjustment is required during the recording process, thus reducing the measurement time considerably. The method is experimentally demonstrated by investigating a wave field scattered by a diffuser, and the results are verified by comparing them to those obtained from standard interferometry.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(120.6650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, figure
(290.5880) Scattering : Scattering, rough surfaces

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: November 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 9, 2010
Published: March 25, 2010

Claas Falldorf, Mostafa Agour, Christoph v. Kopylow, and Ralf B. Bergmann, "Phase retrieval by means of a spatial light modulator in the Fourier domain of an imaging system," Appl. Opt. 49, 1826-1830 (2010)

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