Digital Holography at Shot Noise Level

@article{Verpillat2010DigitalHA,
  title={Digital Holography at Shot Noise Level},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Verpillat and Fadwa Joud and Michael Atlan and Michel Gross},
  journal={Journal of Display Technology},
  year={2010},
  volume={6},
  pages={455-464}
}
By 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… 

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