We propose single-shot digital holography which is capable of simultaneously capturing both the information of multiple phase-shifted holograms and the distribution of the polarization. In this technique, a single image sensor records both the information required for phase-shifting interferometry and that of the polarization states of objects using an array of polarizers. The essence of the technique is the capability of imaging the distribution of the polarization of three-dimensional objects with a single-shot exposure by using the space-division multiplexing of holograms. The validity of the proposed technique was confirmed by the preliminary experiments.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 25, 2011
Published: August 15, 2011
Tatsuki Tahara, Yasuhiro Awatsuji, Yuki Shimozato, Takashi Kakue, Kenzo Nishio, Shogo Ura, Toshihiro Kubota, and Osamu Matoba, "Single-shot polarization-imaging digital holography based on simultaneous phase-shifting interferometry," Opt. Lett. 36, 3254-3256 (2011)