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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 21 — Oct. 18, 2004
  • pp: 5166–5171

Optical vortex phase-shifting digital holography

Cheng-Shan Guo, Xin Cheng, Xiu-Yun Ren, Jian-Ping Ding, and Hui-Tian Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 21, pp. 5166-5171 (2004)

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We report a new optical vortex phase-shifting method for digital holography, in which an optical vortex mode is taken as the reference beam for holographic recording, and the required phase shifts are directly generated by rotating the vortex mode. In digital reconstruction, the complex amplitude of the object wave can be retrieved by use of the conventional phase shifting algorithm on condition that the digital illumination beam is replaced by an vortex beam with the same topological charge as the reference used. Both the theoretical analysis and experimental results demonstrate the feasibility of this approach.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: September 21, 2004
Revised Manuscript: October 6, 2004
Published: October 18, 2004

Cheng-Shan Guo, Xin Cheng, Xiu-Yun Ren, Jian-Ping Ding, and Hui-Tian Wang, "Optical vortex phase-shifting digital holography," Opt. Express 12, 5166-5171 (2004)

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