Real time opto-digital holographic microscopy (RTODHM)

Author(s): Larbi Bouamama, Mohamed Bouafia, Guenther Wernicke, Sven Krueger and Hartmut Gruber


“The high development of numerical image and signal processing techniques, may lead to the replacement of conventional photosensitive media used in holography by CCD sensors: hence, to the field of digital holography. The hologram is saved in the host memory of a computer and can be reconstructed on the same place or elsewhere in a numerical manner. The development of liquid crystal displays (LCD) directly addressed by computer permits to think of opto-digital holography. The observation of the reconstructed image at a limited distance is possible when using adequate optical components, which makes not only the possibility to observe the image at a defined distance but also to control its magnification (opto-digital holographic microscopy). Since it is possible to control all experimental steps by adequate software, it is then possible to make real time opto-digital holographic microscopy. In this work, we show the experimental set-up and the obtained results, showing that this technique can be used to study different kinds of materials, connected to different conventional microscopes and to make holographic interferometry.”

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Issue/Year/DOI: Catalysis Today, Volume 89, Issue 3, 30 March 2004, Pages 337-341

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