Optical reconstruction of transparent objects with phase-only SLMs

Elena Stoykova, Fahri Yaraş, Ali Özgür Yontem, Hoonjong Kang, Levent Onural, Philippe Hamel, Yves Delacrétaz, Isabelle Bergoënd, Cristian Arfire, Christian Depeursinge

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Three approaches for visualization of transparent micro-objects from holographic data using phase-only SLMs are described. The objects are silicon micro-lenses captured in the near infrared by means of digital holographic microscopy and a simulated weakly refracting 3D object with size in the micrometer range. In the first method, profilometric/tomographic data are retrieved from captured holograms and converted into a 3D point cloud which allows for computer generation of multi-view phase holograms using Rayleigh-Sommerfeld formulation. In the second method, the microlens is computationally placed in front of a textured object to simulate the image of the textured data as seen through the lens. In the third method, direct optical reconstruction of the micrometer object through a digital lens by modifying the phase with the Gerchberg-Saxton algorithm is achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28246-28257
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Issue number23
StatePublished - Nov 18 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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