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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 13640–13648

Imaging in digital holographic microscopy

Shan Shan Kou and Colin J. R. Sheppard  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13640-13648 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.013640


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Abstract

We present a theoretical formalism for three dimensional (3D) imaging properties of digital holographic microscopy (DHM). Through frequency analysis and visualization of its 3D optical transfer function, an assessment of the imaging behavior of DHM is given. The results are compared with those from other types of interference microscopy. Digital holographic microscopy does not result in true 3D imaging. The main advantage of holographic microscopy lies in its quick acquisition of a single 2D image. Full 3D imaging can be obtained with DHM using a broad-band source or tomographic reconstruction.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(110.2990) Imaging systems : Image formation theory
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 28, 2007
Published: October 3, 2007

Virtual Issues
Vol. 2, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Shan S. Kou and Colin J. Sheppard, "Imaging in digital holographic microscopy," Opt. Express 15, 13640-13648 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-21-13640


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