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Intrinsic speckle noise in in-line particle holography due to polydisperse and continuous particle sizes
Author(s): Philip J. Edwards; Peter R. Hobson; G. J. Rodgers
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Paper Abstract

In-line particle holography is subject to image deterioration due to intrinsic speckle noise. The resulting reduction in the signal to noise ratio (SNR) of the replayed image can become critical for applications such as holographic particle velocimetry (HPV) and 3D visualisation of marine plankton. Work has been done to extend the mono-disperse model relevant to HPV to include poly-disperse particle fields appropriate for the visualisation of marine plankton. Continuous and discrete particle fields are both considered. It is found that random walk statistics still apply for the poly-disperse case. The speckle field is simply the summation of the individual speckle patters due to each scatter size. Therefor the characteristic speckle parameter (which encompasses particle diameter, concentration and sample depth) is alos just the summation of the individual speckle parameters. This reduces the SNR calculation to the same form as for the mono-disperse case. For the continuous situation three distributions, power, exponential and Gaussian are discussed with the resulting SNR calcuated. The work presented here was performed as part of the Holomar project to produce a working underwater holographic camera for recording plankton.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4076, Optical Diagnostics for Industrial Applications, (31 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.397960
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Philip J. Edwards, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter R. Hobson, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)
G. J. Rodgers, Brunel Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4076:
Optical Diagnostics for Industrial Applications
Neil A. Halliwell, Editor(s)

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