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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1081–1083

Photon-counting digital holography under ultraweak illumination

Masaki Yamamoto, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, and Yoshio Hayasaki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 1081-1083 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001081


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Abstract

Digital holography based on photon counting under ultraweak illumination was demonstrated. A hologram was recorded with two-dimensional scanning of an optical fiber connected to a single-photon counting detector under an illumination of 43 photons per second, and the object image was clearly reconstructed in a computer from the hologram. The dependence of hologram quality on the illumination light intensity was estimated from the contrast and phase deviation of interference fringes obtained by photon-counting measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography
(110.3175) Imaging systems : Interferometric imaging

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: January 16, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 3, 2009
Published: March 27, 2009

Citation
Masaki Yamamoto, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, and Yoshio Hayasaki, "Photon-counting digital holography under ultraweak illumination," Opt. Lett. 34, 1081-1083 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-7-1081

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