WASHINGTON --Research into digital holography (DH), the process of electronically recording and numerically reconstructing an optical field, has made tremendous strides in recent years. To highlight breakthroughs in this area, the editors of the Optical Society's (OSA (http://www.osa.org)) journal Applied Optics (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/home.cfm) have teamed with the editors of the journal Chinese Optics Letters (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/home.cfm) to publish a special Focus Issue on Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/issue.cfm?volume=50&issue=34). The issue was organized and edited by Guest Editors Ting-Chung Poon from the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer engineering at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.; Changhe Zhou from the Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China; Toyohiko Yatagai from the Center for Optical Research and Education at Utsunomiya University in Tochigi, Japan; Byoungho Lee from the School of Electrical Engineering at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea; and Hongchen Zhai from the Institute of Optics at Nankai University in Tianjin, China.
The focus issue features a selection of topics that were presented at OSA's DH and 3-D Imaging topical meeting (http://www.osa.org/Meetings/Archives/2011/DH-2011-Archive.pdf) in Tokyo in May. Topical meeting presentations covered the fundamentals and applications of holographic and digital methods in optical science and technology including 3-D display, optical remote sensing, optical image processing, and holographic microscopy.
In addition to increasingly popular 3-D movies and displays, DH and 3-D imaging are widely known for their biomedical imaging applications, as digital holographic microscopy provides a non-invasive method for visualizing and quantifying biological specimens. DH is also used in structural analysis, fluid flow measurement, and 3-D image processing.
Key Findings and Select Papers
The following papers are some of the highlights of the Applied Optics and Chinese Optics Letters Focus Issue on Digital Holography and 3-D Imaging. See Volume 50, Issue 34 for the Applied Optics papers, accessible online at http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/issue.cfm. The Chinese Optics Letters papers will be accessible online at http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/home.cfm.
Paper: "Digitized holography: modern holography for 3D imaging of virtual and real objects (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-34-H278)," Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 34, pp. H278-H284 (2011).
Paper: "Sampling and processing for compressive holography (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-50-34-H75)," Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 34, pp. H75-H86 (2011).
Paper: "Three-dimensional display technologies of recent interest: principles, status, and issues (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-50-34-H87)," Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 34, pp. H87-H115 (2011).
Paper: "Partially coherent lensfree tomographic microscopy (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-34-H253)," Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 34 pp. H253-H264 (2011)
Paper: "Image design for normal viewing image-plane disk-type multiplex hologram (http://www.col.org.cn/abstract.aspx?id=COL201109120003-03)," Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 120003 (2011).
Paper: "Low-bit-rate computer-generated color Fresnel holography with compression ratio of over 1600 times using vector quantization (http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?uri=ao-50-34-H42)," Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 34, pp. H42-H49 (2011).
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