Optical Review

, Volume 16, Issue 4, pp 466–471 | Cite as

A simple arbitrary phase-step digital holographic reconstruction approach without blurring using two holograms

  • Wang-Ta Hsieh
  • Ming-Kuei Kuo
  • Hon Fai Yau
  • Chi-Ching Chang
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This work presents a simple approach for arbitrary phase-step digital holography using two holograms without ambiguity. Using this approach, a magnitude-contrast image is reconstructed without dc term and twin-image blurring, but the phase-contrast image is filled with phase distortion. Computer simulations are carried out to verify the proposed approach, and optical experiments are performed to validate it. The advantages, benefits and limitations of the proposed method compared to conventional two-step phase-shifting methods are also discussed herein.


digital holography arbitrary phase-step wavefront reconstruction twin-image blurring 


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© The Optical Society of Japan 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang-Ta Hsieh
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ming-Kuei Kuo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hon Fai Yau
    • 3
  • Chi-Ching Chang
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Defense ScienceNational Defense UniversityTashi, TaoyuanTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Department of Electronic & Electrical EngineeringNational Defense UniversityTashi, TaoyuanTaiwan, R.O.C.
  3. 3.Department of Optics and PhotonicsNational Central UniversityJhongli, TaoyuanTaiwan, R.O.C.
  4. 4.Institute of Electro-Optical EngineeringMing Dao UniversityPeetow, ChanghuaTaiwan, R.O.C.

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