Past research has demonstrated that a three-dimensional object scene can be converted into a digital hologram. Subsequently, the object scene can be reconstructed from the hologram with an iterative blind sectional image reconstruction (BSIR) method. However, the computation is extremely intensive, and escalated with the size of holograms. To overcome this problem, we propose a fast BSIR method that reconstructs sectional images with less out-of-focus haze. While the technique proposed here is applicable in general to holography for sectioning, we use holograms acquired by optical scanning holography as examples to show the method’s effectiveness.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2011
Published: July 13, 2011
P. W. M. Tsang, K. W. K. Cheung, T. Kim, You Seok Kim, and T.-C. Poon, "Fast reconstruction of sectional images in digital holography," Opt. Lett. 36, 2650-2652 (2011)