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Dependency and precision of the refocusing criterion based on amplitude analysis in digital holographic microscopy

Ahmed El Mallahi and Frank Dubois  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 7, pp. 6684-6698 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.006684


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Abstract

We analyze the dependency and the accuracy of the refocusing criterion based on the integrated modulus amplitude in the case of amplitude object. Analytical dependencies on the defocus distance and the numerical aperture are found. This theoretical prediction for the refocusing criterion is well supported by simulation. We study also the robustness of the refocusing criterion by adding salt and pepper and speckle-type noises. We demonstrate that the refocusing criterion is robust up to an significant level of noise that can perturb the holograms.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(090.2880) Holography : Holographic interferometry
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 9, 2011
Published: March 24, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 4 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Ahmed El Mallahi and Frank Dubois, "Dependency and precision of the refocusing criterion based on amplitude analysis in digital holographic microscopy," Opt. Express 19, 6684-6698 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-7-6684


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