Infrared digital holography applications for virtual museums and diagnostics of cultural heritage
Infrared digital holograms of different statuettes are acquired. For each object, a sequence of holograms is recorded rotating the statuette with an angular step of few degrees. The holograms of the moving objects are used to compose dynamic 3D scenes that, then, are optically reconstructed by means of spatial light modulators (SLMs) using an illumination wavelength of 532 nm. This kind of reconstruction allows to obtain a 3D imaging of the statuettes that could be exploited for virtual museums. © 2011 Copyright Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE).