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Digital Holography at Shot Noise Level

By Frédéric Verpillat, Fadwa Joud, Michael Atlan and Michel Gross

Abstract

International audienceBy a proper arrangement of a digital holography setup, that combines off-axis geometry with phase-shifting recording conditions, it is possible to reach the theoretical shot noise limit, in real-time experiments.We studied this limit, and we show that it corresponds to 1 photo-electron per pixel within the whole frame sequence that is used to reconstruct the holographic image. We also show that Monte Carlo noise synthesis onto holograms measured at high illumination levels enables accurate representation of the experimental holograms measured at very weak illumination levels. An experimental validation of these results is done

Topics: [ PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-OPTICS ] Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Optics [physics.optics]
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Year: 2010
DOI identifier: 10.1109/JDT.2010.2044366
OAI identifier: oai:HAL:hal-00705324v1
Provided by: Hal-Diderot

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