Abstract

We present a new form of volume holographic imaging with rainbow illumination. High depth resolution is obtained because each quasi-monochromatic band of the rainbow acts as a depth-selective confocal slit. The color slits work in parallel to achieve a wide field of view (FoV) and so the need to scan in one lateral dimension is eliminated. Our experiments demonstrated <250-μm depth resolution over an 15° FoV at a 50-mm working distance.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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D. Brady and D. Psaltis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 1167 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Balberg, M.

Barbastathis, G.

Boppart, S. A.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bouma, B. E.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brady, D.

D. Brady and D. Psaltis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 1167 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Brady, J.

Brezinski, M. E.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
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Burr, G. W.

Fujimoto, J. G.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
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Mok, F.

Pitris, C.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
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Psaltis, D.

Shih, T.

Sidney Li, H.-Y.

Sinha, A.

Southern, J. F.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sun, W.

Tearney, G. J.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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T. Wilson, Confocal Microscopy (Academic, London, 1990).

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

D. Brady and D. Psaltis, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 9, 1167 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng.

A. Sinha, G. Barbastathis, W. Liu, and D. Psaltis, Opt. Eng. 43, 1959 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Science

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 276, 2037 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Illustration of the RVHI system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Depth selectivity coefficient G ( λ ) .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental measurement of the RVHI depth PSF of a rainbow volume holographic image.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Image acquisition using RVHI: (a) object illuminated with a rainbow; (b), (c) raw images showing depth selectivity across the rainbow field; (d) shape reconstruction from four depth-selective raw images.

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f c Λ θ s f o 2 λ ¯
FoV x = B θ s λ ¯ ( rad ) .
Δ z FWHM = G ( λ ) λ f o 2 θ s a L ,

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