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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2008
  • pp: 995–999

Correction of anisoplanatic phase errors in digital holography

Samuel T. Thurman and James R. Fienup  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 4, pp. 995-999 (2008)

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The quality of coherent images computed from digital holography or heterodyne array data is sensitive to phase errors of the reference and/or object beams. A number of algorithms exist for correcting phase errors in or very near the hologram plane. In the case of phase errors introduced a nonnegligible distance away from hologram plane, the resulting imagery exhibits anisoplanatism. A feature of coherent imaging is that such phase errors may be corrected by simply propagating the aberrated fields (from the object) from the hologram plane to the plane where the phase errors were introduced and applying the phase-error correction algorithms to the fields in that plane. We present experimental results that demonstrate correction of such anisoplanatic phase errors.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.3020) Image processing : Image reconstruction-restoration
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems

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Original Manuscript: October 29, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 31, 2008
Published: March 27, 2008

Samuel T. Thurman and James R. Fienup, "Correction of anisoplanatic phase errors in digital holography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 995-999 (2008)

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