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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 4 — Feb. 16, 2009
  • pp: 2938–2943

Three dimensional digital holographic profiling of micro-fibers

Michel Kempkes, Emmanouil Darakis, Taslima Khanam, Arvind Rajendran, Vinay Kariwala, Marco Mazzotti, Thomas J. Naughton, and Anand K. Asundi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 2938-2943 (2009)

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A method to measure the size, orientation, and location of opaque micro-fibers using digital holography is presented. The method involves the recording of a digital hologram followed by reconstruction at different depths. A novel combination of automated image analysis and statistical techniques, applied on the intensity of reconstructed digital holograms is used to accurately determine the characteristics of the micro-fibers. The performance of the proposed method is verified with a single fiber of known length and orientation. The potential of the method for measurement of fiber length is further demonstrated through its application to a suspension of fibers in a liquid medium.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5010) Image processing : Pattern recognition
(100.6890) Image processing : Three-dimensional image processing
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: November 20, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2009
Published: February 12, 2009

Michel Kempkes, Emmanouil Darakis, Taslima Khanam, Arvind Rajendran, Vinay Kariwala, Marco Mazzotti, Thomas J. Naughton, and Anand K. Asundi, "Three dimensional digital holographic profiling of micro-fibers," Opt. Express 17, 2938-2943 (2009)

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