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Optical Engineering • Open Access

JPEG 2000-based compression of fringe patterns for digital holographic microscopy

Paper Abstract

With the advent of modern computing and imaging technologies, digital holography is becoming widespread in various scientific disciplines such as microscopy, interferometry, surface shape measurements, vibration analysis, data encoding, and certification. Therefore, designing an efficient data representation technology is of particular importance. Off-axis holograms have very different signal properties with respect to regular imagery, because they represent a recorded interference pattern with its energy biased toward the high-frequency bands. This causes traditional images’ coders, which assume an underlying 1/f2 power spectral density distribution, to perform suboptimally for this type of imagery. We propose a JPEG 2000-based codec framework that provides a generic architecture suitable for the compression of many types of off-axis holograms. This framework has a JPEG 2000 codec at its core, extended with (1) fully arbitrary wavelet decomposition styles and (2) directional wavelet transforms. Using this codec, we report significant improvements in coding performance for off-axis holography relative to the conventional JPEG 2000 standard, with Bjøntegaard delta-peak signal-to-noise ratio improvements ranging from 1.3 to 11.6 dB for lossy compression in the 0.125 to 2.00 bpp range and bit-rate reductions of up to 1.6 bpp for lossless compression.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 December 2014
PDF: 13 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(12) 123102 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.12.123102
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
David Blinder, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
iMinds (Belgium)
Tim Bruylants, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
iMinds (Belgium)
Heidi Ottevaere, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Adrian Munteanu, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
iMinds (Belgium)
Peter Schelkens, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
iMinds (Belgium)

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