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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 6 — Mar. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1885–1891

Digital holography with a point diffraction interferometer

C. Iemmi, A. Moreno, and J. Campos  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 6, pp. 1885-1891 (2005)

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We propose a technique to implement digital holography by means of a point diffraction interferometer. The device uses a liquid crystal television display and works under partially coherent illumination which makes it useful for 3D microscopy. We present the theory on which the method is based and the obtained results.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: February 3, 2005
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2005
Published: March 21, 2005

C. Iemmi, A. Moreno, and J. Campos, "Digital holography with a point diffraction interferometer," Opt. Express 13, 1885-1891 (2005)

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