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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: H177–H182

Improvement of color reproduction in color digital holography by using spectral estimation technique

Peng Xia, Yuki Shimozato, Yasunori Ito, Tatsuki Tahara, Takashi Kakue, Yasuhiro Awatsuji, Kenzo Nishio, Shogo Ura, Toshihiro Kubota, and Osamu Matoba  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 34, pp. H177-H182 (2011)

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We propose a color digital holography by using spectral estimation technique to improve the color reproduction of objects. In conventional color digital holography, there is insufficient spectral information in holograms, and the color of the reconstructed images depend on only reflectances at three discrete wavelengths used in the recording of holograms. Therefore the color-composite image of the three reconstructed images is not accurate in color reproduction. However, in our proposed method, the spectral estimation technique was applied, which has been reported in multispectral imaging. According to the spectral estimation technique, the continuous spectrum of object can be estimated and the color reproduction is improved. The effectiveness of the proposed method was confirmed by a numerical simulation and an experiment, and, in the results, the average color differences are decreased from 35.81 to 7.88 and from 43.60 to 25.28, respectively.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.1705) Holography : Color holography
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Optimization, Improvement, Enhancement, and Coding in Digital Holography

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 18, 2011
Published: November 28, 2011

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Peng Xia, Yuki Shimozato, Yasunori Ito, Tatsuki Tahara, Takashi Kakue, Yasuhiro Awatsuji, Kenzo Nishio, Shogo Ura, Toshihiro Kubota, and Osamu Matoba, "Improvement of color reproduction in color digital holography by using spectral estimation technique," Appl. Opt. 50, H177-H182 (2011)

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