We propose what we believe to be a novel approach to measure the 3D shape of arbitrary diffuse-reflecting macroscopic objects in holographic setups. Using a standard holographic setup, a second CCD and a liquid-crystal-on-silicon spatial light modulator to modulate the object wave, the method yields a dense 3D point cloud of an object or a scene. The calibration process is presented, and first quantitative results of a shape measurement are shown and discussed. Furthermore, a shape measurement of a complex object is displayed to demonstrate its universal use.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 24, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2010
Published: April 15, 2010
Marcus Grosse, Johannes Buehl, Holger Babovsky, Armin Kiessling, and Richard Kowarschik, "3D shape measurement of macroscopic objects in digital off-axis holography using structured illumination," Opt. Lett. 35, 1233-1235 (2010)