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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2008

Coherence effects in digital in-line holographic microscopy

Unnikrishnan Gopinathan, Giancarlo Pedrini, and Wolfgang Osten  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA A, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 2459-2466 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAA.25.002459


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Abstract

We analyze the effects of partial coherence in the image formation of a digital in-line holographic microscope (DIHM). The impulse response is described as a function of cross-spectral density of the light used in the space-frequency domain. Numerical simulation based on the applied model shows that a reduction in coherence of light leads to broadening of the impulse response. This is also validated by results from experiments wherein a DIHM is used to image latex beads using light with different spatial and temporal coherence.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(030.4070) Coherence and statistical optics : Modes
(170.0180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Microscopy
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: June 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2008
Published: September 17, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Unnikrishnan Gopinathan, Giancarlo Pedrini, and Wolfgang Osten, "Coherence effects in digital in-line holographic microscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 25, 2459-2466 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=josaa-25-10-2459


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