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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 813–816

Zero difference algorithm for phase shift extraction in blind phase-shifting holography

Cheng-Shan Guo, Bei Sha, Yi-Yan Xie, and Xiu-Jiang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 813-816 (2014)

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A simple noniterative algorithm for retrieval of the unknown phase shifts in phase-shifting holography is proposed. In this algorithm, the phase shift value between two phase-shifting holograms can be calculated through a simple analytical formula that is derived according to the fact that there exist some points whose intensity difference between two phase-shifting holograms is equal to zero. Both the simulated and experimental results demonstrated the feasibility of this so-called zero difference algorithm over a wide range of phase shifts.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: November 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Cheng-Shan Guo, Bei Sha, Yi-Yan Xie, and Xiu-Jiang Zhang, "Zero difference algorithm for phase shift extraction in blind phase-shifting holography," Opt. Lett. 39, 813-816 (2014)

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