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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1262–1275

Experimental and theoretical investigation of the pixel saturation effect in digital holography

Pascal Picart, Patrice Tankam, and Qinghe Song  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 6, pp. 1262-1275 (2011)

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This paper presents an experimental investigation and an analytical modeling of the nonlinear pixel saturation effect in digital off-axis holography. The theoretical analysis is based on a semiempirical modeling and supported by the experimental analysis. Taking into account the nonlinearity of the phenomenon, an exponential law for the high-order harmonic amplitude is proposed and validated by the experimental results. The conclusion of this analysis is that the saturation effect can be described by the use of a linear operator that involves autoconvolution of the initial object wave, even though the saturation phenomenon is nonlinear.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography
(110.3010) Imaging systems : Image reconstruction techniques

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Original Manuscript: January 25, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2011
Published: May 27, 2011

Pascal Picart, Patrice Tankam, and Qinghe Song, "Experimental and theoretical investigation of the pixel saturation effect in digital holography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1262-1275 (2011)

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