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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12900–12909

Single-shot digital holography by use of the fractional Talbot effect

Lluís Martínez-León, María Araiza-E, Bahram Javidi, Pedro Andrés, Vicent Climent, Jesús Lancis, and Enrique Tajahuerce  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12900-12909 (2009)

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We present a method for recording in-line single-shot digital holograms based on the fractional Talbot effect. In our system, an image sensor records the interference between the light field scattered by the object and a properly codified parallel reference beam. A simple binary two-dimensional periodic grating is used to codify the reference beam generating a periodic three-step phase distribution over the sensor plane by fractional Talbot effect. This provides a method to perform single-shot phase-shifting interferometry at frame rates only limited by the sensor capabilities. Our technique is well adapted for dynamic wavefront sensing applications. Images of the object are digitally reconstructed from the digital hologram. Both computer simulations and experimental results are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(070.6760) Fourier optics and signal processing : Talbot and self-imaging effects
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

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Original Manuscript: May 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 26, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 28, 2009
Published: July 13, 2009

Lluís Martínez-León, María Araiza-E, Bahram Javidi, Pedro Andrés, Vicent Climent, Jesús Lancis, and Enrique Tajahuerce, "Single-shot digital holography
by use of the fractional Talbot effect," Opt. Express 17, 12900-12909 (2009)

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