In compressive digital holography, we reconstruct sparse object wavefields from undersampled holograms by solving an ℓ1-minimization problem. Applying wavelet transformations to the object wavefields produces the necessary sparse representations, but prior work clings to transformations with too few vanishing moments. We put several wavelet transformations belonging to different wavelet families to the test by evaluating their sparsifying properties, the number of hologram samples that are required to reconstruct the sparse wavefields perfectly, and the robustness of the reconstructions to additive noise and sparsity defects. In particular, we recommend the CDF 9/7 and 17/11 wavelet transformations, as well as their reverse counter-parts, because they yield sufficiently sparse representations for most accustomed wavefields in combination with robust reconstructions. These and other recommendations are procured from simulations and are validated using biased, noisy holograms.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18656-18676
Number of pages21
JournalOptics Express
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 7 Aug 2017

    Research areas

  • holography, compressive sensing, wavelets, digital holography

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