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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: B96–B101

Single-shot color digital holography based on the fractional Talbot effect

María A. Araiza-Esquivel, Lluís Martínez-León, Bahram Javidi, Pedro Andrés, Jesús Lancis, and Enrique Tajahuerce  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 7, pp. B96-B101 (2011)

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We present a method for recording on-axis color digital holograms in a single shot. Our system performs parallel phase-shifting interferometry by using the fractional Talbot effect for every chromatic channel simultaneously. A two-dimensional binary amplitude grating is used to generate Talbot periodic phase distributions in the reference beam. The interference patterns corresponding to the three chromatic channels are captured at once at different axial distances. In this scheme, one-shot recording and digital reconstruction allow for real-time measurement. Computer simulations and experimental results confirm the validity of our method.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(090.1705) Holography : Color holography
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 2011
Published: February 28, 2011

María A. Araiza-Esquivel, Lluís Martínez-León, Bahram Javidi, Pedro Andrés, Jesús Lancis, and Enrique Tajahuerce, "Single-shot color digital holography based on the fractional Talbot effect," Appl. Opt. 50, B96-B101 (2011)

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