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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 17 — Aug. 17, 2009
  • pp: 15008–15022

Superresolution imaging method using phase-shifting digital lensless Fourier holography

Luis Granero, Vicente Micó, Zeev Zalevsky, and Javier García  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 17, pp. 15008-15022 (2009)

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A method which is useful for obtaining superresolved imaging in a digital lensless Fourier holographic configuration is presented. By placing a diffraction grating between the input object and the CCD recording device, additional high-order spatial-frequency content of the object spectrum is directed towards the CCD. Unlike other similar methods, the recovery of the different band pass images is performed by inserting a reference beam in on-axis mode and using phase-shifting method. This strategy provides advantages concerning the usage of the whole frequency plane as imaging plane. Thus, the method is no longer limited by the zero order term and the twin image. Finally, the whole process results in a synthetic aperture generation that expands up the system cutoff frequency and yields a superresolution effect. Experimental results validate our concepts for a resolution improvement factor of 3.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2009
Published: August 10, 2009

Luis Granero, Vicente Micó, Zeev Zalevsky, and Javier García, "Superresolution imaging method using phase-shifting digital lensless Fourier holography," Opt. Express 17, 15008-15022 (2009)

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