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Digital holography device and image generation method using digital holography

Foreign code F150008349
File No. 外0091-1
Posted date May 20, 2015
Country United States of America
Application number 201213980201
Gazette No. 20130301093
Gazette No. 9201397
Date of filing Feb 14, 2012
Gazette Date Nov 14, 2013
Gazette Date Dec 1, 2015
International application number JP2012053436
International publication number WO2012114947
Date of international filing Feb 14, 2012
Date of international publication Aug 30, 2012
Priority data
  • P2011-040820 (Feb 25, 2011) JP
  • 2012WO-JP53436 (Feb 14, 2012) WO
Title Digital holography device and image generation method using digital holography
Abstract (US9201397)
A digital holography device (1) which is capable of measuring a subject with high accuracy by correcting intensity unevenness by accurately removing zeroth-order diffracted light, includes: a hologram generating section (26) for generating a first hologram and a second hologram each obtained by extracting components identical in phase shift amount from a polarizer array hologram which is recorded in an image capturing device (7) mounted with a polarizer array (6); a dividing section (3) for dividing the first hologram into a plurality of first regions, and dividing the second hologram into a plurality of second regions; a comparing section (4) for comparing a first average value of an intensity in a first region of the first hologram and a second average value of an intensity in a second region of the second hologram which region corresponds to the first region; and a correcting section (5) for, in a case where the first average value and the second average value differ, correcting at least one of the first average value and the second average value so that the first average value and the second average value are equal.
Scope of claims [claim1]
1. A digital holography device comprising: a hologram generating section for generating a first hologram and a second hologram each obtained by extracting components identical in phase shift amount of a reference light beam from a polarizer array hologram which is recorded in a pixel of an image capturing device mounted with a polarizer array and includes two or more kinds of hologram information that differ in the phase shift amount;
a dividing section for dividing the first hologram into a plurality of first regions, and dividing the second hologram into a plurality of second regions in a second pattern identical to a first pattern in which the first hologram is divided into the plurality of first regions;
a comparing section for comparing a first average value of an intensity in a first region of the first hologram and a second average value of an intensity in a second region of the second hologram which region corresponds to the first region; and
a correcting section for, in a case where the first average value and the second average value differ, in order that an intensity of zeroth-order diffracted light is accurately removed, correcting at least one of the intensity in the first region of the first hologram and the intensity in the second region of the second hologram which region corresponds to the first region.
[claim2]
2. The digital holography device as set forth in claim 1, wherein, in a case where the first average value is greater than the second average value, the correcting section corrects the intensity in the first region of the first hologram so that the intensity of zeroth-order diffracted light is accurately removed.
[claim3]
3. The digital holography device as set forth in claim 1, wherein: the dividing section divides a reference light beam into a plurality of reference light beam regions in a third pattern identical to the first pattern in which the first hologram is divided into the plurality of first regions; and
in a case where the first average value is greater than the second average value, the correcting section corrects an intensity in a reference light beam region that corresponds to at least one of the first region and the second region that corresponds to the first region.
[claim4]
4. The digital holography device as set forth in claim 1, wherein the plurality of first regions into which the first hologram is divided by the dividing section are arranged in a matrix pattern.
[claim5]
5. The digital holography device as set forth in claim 1, wherein the plurality of first regions into which the first hologram is divided by the dividing section are arranged in six rows and six columns with respect to a 512- by 512-pixel hologram.
[claim6]
6. An image generation method using digital holography, comprising the steps of: (a) generating a first hologram and a second hologram each obtained by extracting components identical in phase shift amount of a reference light beam from a polarizer array hologram which is recorded in a pixel of an image capturing device mounted with a polarizer array and includes two or more kinds of hologram information that differ in the phase shift amount;
(b) dividing the first hologram into a plurality of first regions, and dividing the second hologram into a plurality of second regions in a second pattern identical to a first pattern in which the first hologram is divided into the plurality of first regions;
(c) comparing a first average value of an intensity in a first region of the first hologram and a second average value of an intensity in a second region of the second hologram which region corresponds to the first region; and
(d) in a case where the first average value and the second average value differ, in order that an intensity of zeroth-order diffracted light is accurately removed, correcting at least one of the intensity in the first region of the first hologram and the intensity in the second region of the second hologram which region corresponds to the first region.
[claim7]
7. A digital holography device comprising: a hologram generating section for generating a first hologram and a second hologram each obtained by extracting components identical in phase shift amount of a reference light beam from a polarizer array hologram which is recorded in a pixel of an image capturing device mounted with a polarizer array and includes two or more kinds of hologram information that differ in the phase shift amount;
a dividing section for dividing the first hologram into a plurality of first regions, and dividing the second hologram into a plurality of second regions in a second pattern identical to a first pattern in which the first hologram is divided into the plurality of first regions;
a reconstructed image group generating section for generating a group of a plurality of reconstructed images by calculation under a phase shift method and diffraction integration in accordance with the first hologram and the second hologram while changing a correction value for an intensity in at least one of a first region of the first hologram and a second region of the second hologram; and
a selecting section for selecting, from the group of the plurality of reconstructed images, a reconstructed image on which least zeroth-order diffracted light is superimposed, and finding the correction value for the reconstructed image thus selected.
[claim8]
8. An image generation method using digital holography, comprising the steps of: (a) generating a first hologram and a second hologram each obtained by extracting components identical in phase shift amount of a reference light beam from a polarizer array hologram which is recorded in a pixel of an image capturing device mounted with a polarizer array and includes two or more kinds of hologram information that differ in the phase shift amount;
(b) dividing the first hologram into a plurality of first regions, and dividing the second hologram into a plurality of second regions in a second pattern identical to a first pattern in which the first hologram is divided into the plurality of first regions;
(c) generating a group of a plurality of reconstructed images by calculation under a phase shift method and diffraction integration in accordance with the first hologram and the second hologram while changing a correction value for an intensity in at least one of a first region of the first hologram and a second region of the second hologram; and
(d) selecting, from the group of the plurality of reconstructed images, a reconstructed image on which least zeroth-order diffracted light is superimposed, and finding the correction value for the reconstructed image thus selected.
  • Inventor, and Inventor/Applicant
  • AWATSUJI YASUHIRO
  • XIA PENG
  • TAHARA TATSUKI
  • KYOTO INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
IPC(International Patent Classification)
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