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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26432–26449

Uncertainty characterization of particle depth measurement using digital in-line holography and the hybrid method

Jian Gao, Daniel R. Guildenbecher, Phillip L. Reu, and Jun Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26432-26449 (2013)

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In the detection of particles using digital in-line holography, measurement accuracy is substantially influenced by the hologram processing method. In particular, a number of methods have been proposed to determine the out-of-plane particle depth (z location). However, due to the lack of consistent uncertainty characterization, it has been unclear which method is best suited to a given measurement problem. In this work, depth determination accuracies of seven particle detection methods, including a recently proposed hybrid method, are systematically investigated in terms of relative depth measurement errors and uncertainties. Both synthetic and experimental holograms of particle fields are considered at conditions relevant to particle sizing and tracking. While all methods display a range of particle conditions where they are most accurate, in general the hybrid method is shown to be the most robust with depth uncertainty less than twice the particle diameter over a wide range of particle field conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: July 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2013
Published: October 28, 2013

Jian Gao, Daniel R. Guildenbecher, Phillip L. Reu, and Jun Chen, "Uncertainty characterization of particle depth measurement using digital in-line holography and the hybrid method," Opt. Express 21, 26432-26449 (2013)

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