Optical Review

, Volume 17, Issue 3, pp 176–180

Dynamic recording of a digital hologram with single exposure by a wave-splitting phase-shifting method

  • Hiroyuki Suzuki
  • Takanori Nomura
  • Eiji Nitanai
  • Takuhisa Numata
Regular Papers


The wave-splitting phase-shifting digital holography using a pixelated microretarder array is proposed. By using four intensity images recorded by the pixelated microretarder array, Stokes parameters of the incident wave can be calculated. The fully complex amplitude distribution of the object wave can be obtained by using Stokes parameters, if the polarization states of the object and reference waves are linear and orthogonal. Two sets of experimental results are provided to verify the feasibility of the proposed method. One is the result for a movie recording using a CW laser and the other is the result for instant recording using a single pulsed laser.


digital holography polarization single exposure wave-splitting phase-shifting microretarder array 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiroyuki Suzuki
    • 1
  • Takanori Nomura
    • 2
  • Eiji Nitanai
    • 2
  • Takuhisa Numata
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Systems EngineeringWakayama UniversityWakayamaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Systems EngineeringWakayama UniversityWakayamaJapan

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