In off-axis digital holography, e.g., for detecting and imaging ultrafast phenomena, the interference region is confined to a limited region due to the short extent of the light pulse along the propagation axis. Therefore, the detected area of the object wavefront is limited. A recording method for enlarging the detected area in the above case is proposed in this Letter, in which multiple interferences between the object and the reference waves are obtained by spatial angular multiplexing. Experimental results demonstrate the validity of this method.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2012
Published: December 20, 2012
Zhonghong Ma, Yong Yang, Hongchen Zhai, and Pierre Chavel, "Spatial angular multiplexing for enlarging the detected area in off-axis digital holography," Opt. Lett. 38, 49-51 (2013)