Improvement of Viewing-Zone Angle and Image Quality of Digital Holograms

  • Takanori Nomura
  • Yusuke Teranishi
  • Eiji Nitanai
  • Takuhisa Numata


A method to improve the viewing-zone angle and the image quality of a digital hologram is presented. A number of digital holograms of a central object are recorded from the position on the circumference. The holograms are used for a hologram synthesis to improve the image quality from whole viewing-zone angle. The synthesis is achieved by a correlation between a hologram and numerically propagated holograms. The large-sized synthesized digital hologram has a wide viewing-zone angle and less speckles. Some experimental results are shown to confirm our proposed method.



This study was partly supported by a research granted form The Murata Science Foundation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Takanori Nomura
    • 1
  • Yusuke Teranishi
  • Eiji Nitanai
  • Takuhisa Numata
  1. 1.Faculty of Systems EngineeringWakayama UnivesityWakayamaJapan

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