Signal-to-noise limitations in white light holography.

  title={Signal-to-noise limitations in white light holography.},
  author={Erez N. Ribak and Claude Roddier and François Roddier and J B Breckinridge},
  journal={Applied optics},
  volume={27 6},
A simple derivation is given for the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in images reconstructed from incoherent holograms. Dependence is shown to be on the hologram SNR, object complexity, and the number of pixels in the detector. Reconstruction of involved objects becomes possible with high dynamic range detectors such as charge coupled devices. We have produced such white light holograms by means of a rotational shear interferometer combined with a chromatic corrector. A digital inverse transform… CONTINUE READING