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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 7 — Apr. 8, 2013
  • pp: 8183–8189

Speckle-free digital holographic recording of a diffusely reflecting object

You Seok Kim, Taegeun Kim, Sung Soo Woo, Hoonjong Kang, Ting-Chung Poon, and Changhe Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 7, pp. 8183-8189 (2013)

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We demonstrate holographic recording without speckle noise using the digital holographic technique called optical scanning holography (OSH). First, we record a complex hologram of a diffusely reflecting (DR) object using OSH. The incoherent mode of OSH makes it possible to record the complex hologram without speckle noise. Second, we convert the complex hologram to an off-axis real hologram digitally and finally we reconstruct the real hologram using an amplitude-only spatial light modulator (SLM) without twin-image noise and speckle noise. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time demonstrating digital holographic recording of a DR object without speckle noise.

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OCIS Codes
(090.2870) Holography : Holographic display
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography
(070.6120) Fourier optics and signal processing : Spatial light modulators

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Original Manuscript: January 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 22, 2013
Published: March 28, 2013

You Seok Kim, Taegeun Kim, Sung Soo Woo, Hoonjong Kang, Ting-Chung Poon, and Changhe Zhou, "Speckle-free digital holographic recording of a diffusely reflecting object," Opt. Express 21, 8183-8189 (2013)

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