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Digital Holographic Microscopy

Principles, Techniques, and Applications


  • Provides the foundations and new developments of digital holography with emphasis on the microscopy techniques and applications

  • Presents vital mathematical and numerical principles in a clear, yet highly-detailed, manner

  • Supplies a concise but comprehensive introduction to the field, allowing the reader to attain enough technical background to begin experimentation and exploration


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 162)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 1-10
  3. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 11-28
  4. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 29-42
  5. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 43-54
  6. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 55-69
  7. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 85-94
  8. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 95-108
  9. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 109-127
  10. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 129-147
  11. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 149-190
  12. Myung K. Kim
    Pages 191-230
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 231-237

About this book


Digital holography is an emerging field of new paradigm in general imaging applications. By replacing the photochemical procedures with electronic imaging and having a direct numerical access to the complex optical field, a wide range of new imaging capabilities become available, many of them difficult or infeasible in conventional holography. An increasing number of researchers—not only in optical physics and optical engineering, but also in diverse applications areas such as microbiology, medicine, marine science, particle analysis, microelectromechanics, and metrology—are realizing and exploiting the new capabilities of digital holography.

Digital Holographic Microscopy: Principles, Techniques, and Applications, by Dr. Myung K. Kim, is intended to provide a brief but consistent introduction to the principles of digital holography as well as to give an organized overview of the large number of techniques and applications being developed. This will also shed some light on the range of possibilities for further developments. As such, the intended readers are the students and new researchers interested in developing new techniques and exploring new applications of digital holography. Numerous simulation examples and carefully designed diagrams help one to see the essential elements of the variety of techniques and applications. Reference lists are given at the end of each chapter to make the search for relevant materials somewhat easier.


digital interference holography image plane holography optical microscopy optical scanning holography scalar diffraction theory

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1., Department of PhysicsUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

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