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Calibrated Phase-Shifting Digital Holographic Microscope Using a Sampling Moiré Technique

Research Institute for Measurement and Analytical Instrumentation, National Metrology Institute of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8568, Japan
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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(5), 706;
Received: 31 March 2018 / Revised: 18 April 2018 / Accepted: 27 April 2018 / Published: 3 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Applications of Digital Holographic Microscopy)
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A calibrated phase-shifting digital holographic microscope system capable of improving the quality of reconstructed images is proposed. Phase-shifting errors are introduced in phase-shifted holograms for numerous reasons, such as the non-linearity of piezoelectric transducers (PZTs), wavelength fluctuations in lasers, and environmental disturbances, leading to poor-quality reconstructions. In our system, in addition to the camera used to record object information, an extra camera is used to record interferograms, which are used to analyze phase-shifting errors using a sampling Moiré technique. The quality of the reconstructed object images can be improved by the phase-shifting error compensation algorithm. Both the numerical simulation and experiment demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed system. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital holography; microscope; phase-shifting; Moiré technique digital holography; microscope; phase-shifting; Moiré technique

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Xia, P.; Wang, Q.; Ri, S.; Tsuda, H. Calibrated Phase-Shifting Digital Holographic Microscope Using a Sampling Moiré Technique. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 706.

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