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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Apr. 7, 2014
  • pp: 7559–7573

Special multicolor illumination and numerical tilt correction in volumetric digital holographic microscopy

Márton Zsolt Kiss, Benedek J. Nagy, Péter Lakatos, Zoltán Göröcs, Szabolcs Tőkés, Balázs Wittner, and László Orzó  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 7559-7573 (2014)

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We introduce a color imaging method in our digital holographic microscope system (DHM). This DHM can create color images of freely floating, or moving objects inside a large volume by simultaneously capturing three holograms using three different illumination wavelengths. In this DHM a new light source assembly is applied, where we use single mode fibers according to the corresponding wavelengths that are tightly and randomly arranged into a small array in a single FC/PC connector. This design has significant advantages over the earlier approaches, where all the used illuminations are coupled in the same fiber. It avoids the coupling losses and provides a cost effective, compact solution for multicolor coherent illumination. We explain how to determine and correct the different fiber end positions caused tilt aberration during the hologram reconstruction process. To demonstrate the performance of the device, color hologram reconstructions are presented that can achieve at least 1 µm lateral resolution.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: December 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: February 8, 2014
Published: March 25, 2014

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Márton Zsolt Kiss, Benedek J. Nagy, Péter Lakatos, Zoltán Göröcs, Szabolcs Tőkés, Balázs Wittner, and László Orzó, "Special multicolor illumination and numerical tilt correction in volumetric digital holographic microscopy," Opt. Express 22, 7559-7573 (2014)

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