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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1602–1604

Temporal phase retrieval from a complex field in digital holographic interferometry

Chenggen Quan, Cho Jui Tay, and Hao Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1602-1604 (2007)

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We describe a novel method of processing complex phasors in digital holographic interferometry (DHI). Unlike the commonly used digital phase subtraction method that operates on the phase itself, the proposed method operates on the complex phasor instead. Two temporal phase retrieval algorithms are developed in which the complex phasor of each pixel is measured and analyzed as a function of time. The developed algorithms are demonstrated in profile measurement of step heights. Experimental results show that the proposed phase retrieval algorithms for DHI perform well compared with conventional methods.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(120.2830) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Height measurements
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement

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Original Manuscript: January 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2007
Published: June 5, 2007

Chenggen Quan, Cho Jui Tay, and Hao Chen, "Temporal phase retrieval from a complex field in digital holographic interferometry," Opt. Lett. 32, 1602-1604 (2007)

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