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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 18 — Sep. 3, 2007
  • pp: 11601–11607

Wavefront reconstruction without twin-image blurring by two arbitrary step digital holograms

Gu Liang Chen, Ching Yang Lin, Hon Fai Yau, Ming Kuei Kuo, and Chi Ching Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 18, pp. 11601-11607 (2007)

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This work discusses a novel approach for numerical wavefront reconstruction, which utilizes arbitrary phase step digital holography. The experimental results reveal that only two digital holograms and a simple estimation procedure are required for twin-image suppression, and for numerical reconstruction. One advantage of this approach is its simplicity. Only one estimate equation needs to be applied. Additionally, the optical system can be constructed from inexpensive, generally available elements. Another advantage is the effectiveness of the approach. The tolerance of the estimated value is less than 1% of the actual value, such that the quality of the reconstructed image is excellent. This novel approach should facilitate the application of digital holography and promote its use.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 2007
Published: August 28, 2007

Gu L. Chen, Ching Yang Lin, Hon Fai Yau, Ming Kuei Kuo, and Chi Ching Chang, "Wave-front reconstruction without twin-image blurring by two arbitrary step digital holograms," Opt. Express 15, 11601-11607 (2007)

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