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In microscopy, high magnifications are achievable for investigating micro‐objects but the paradigm is that higher is the required magnification, lower is the depth of focus. For an object having a three‐dimensional (3D) complex shape only a portion of it appears in good focus to the observer who is essentially looking at a single image plane. Actually, two approaches exist to obtain an extended focused image (EFI), both having severe limitations since the first requires mechanical scanning while the other one requires specially designed optics. We demonstrate that an EFI of an object can be obtained through digital holography (DH) without any mechanical scanning or special optical components. The conceptual novelty of the proposed approach lies in the fact that it is possible to completely exploit the unique feature of DH in extracting all the information content stored in hologram, amplitude and phase, to extend …
American Institute of Physics
Publication date: 
4 Oct 2006

Pietro Ferraro, Simonetta Grilli, Domenico Alfieri, Sergio De Nicola, Andrea Finizio, Giovanni Pierattini, Bahrain Javidi, Giuseppe Coppola, Valerio Striano

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Volume: 860 Issue: 1 Pages: 52-62
AIP Conference Proceedings