Title

Depth-of-focus reduction for digital in-line holography of particle fields

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2005

Abstract

Poor axial precision caused, in part, by large depth of focus (-r) has been a vexing problem in extraction of particle position from digital in-line holograms. A simple method is proposed to combat this depth-of-focus difficulty. The method is based on decoupling of size and position information. With d , 6., and "' being particle diameter, CCD pixel size, and the wavelength, respectively, our main theoretical result is the reduction of -r from -r ~ d2 / "' to -r ~ 6.2 / "' for particles of known size. This result is confirmed in laboratory experiments with holograms of calibrated glass spheres.

Publisher's Statement

© 2005 Optical Society of America. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.001303

Publication Title

Optics Letters

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