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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 13 — Jun. 23, 2008
  • pp: 9753–9764

Quantitative phase imaging by three-wavelength digital holography

Christopher J. Mann, Philip R. Bingham, Vincent C. Paquit, and Kenneth W. Tobin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 13, pp. 9753-9764 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.009753


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Abstract

Three-wavelength digital holography is applied to obtain surface height measurements over several microns of range, while simultaneously maintaining the low noise precision of the single wavelength phase measurement. The precision is preserved by the use of intermediate synthetic wavelength steps generated from the three wavelengths and the use of hierarchical optical phase unwrapping. As the complex wave-front of each wavelength can be captured simultaneously in one digital image, real-time performance is achievable.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 15, 2008
Published: June 18, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 3, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Christopher J. Mann, Philip R. Bingham, Vincent C. Paquit, and Kenneth W. Tobin, "Quantitative phase imaging by three-wavelength digital holography," Opt. Express 16, 9753-9764 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-13-9753


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