Shot Noise in Digital Holography

  • Fadwa Joud
  • Frédéric Verpillat
  • Michael Atlan
  • Pierre-André Taillard
  • Michel Gross


We discuss on noise in heterodyne holography in an off-axis configuration. We show that, for a weak signal, the noise is dominated by the shot noise on the reference beam. This noise corresponds to an equivalent noise on the signal beam of one photoelectron per pixel, for the whole sequence of images used to build the digital hologram.


Shot Noise Local Oscillator Digital Holography Object Beam Heterodyne Detection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fadwa Joud
    • 1
  • Frédéric Verpillat
  • Michael Atlan
  • Pierre-André Taillard
  • Michel Gross
  1. 1.Laboratoire Kastler Brossel École Normale SupérieureUMR 8552, UPMC, CNRSParis Cedex 05France

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