From digital holographic microscopy to optical coherence tomography – separate past and a common goal


  • Arkadiusz Kuś Warsaw University of Technology, Institute of Micromechanics and Photonics, Faculty of Mechatronics
  • Wojciech Krauze
  • Małgorzata Kujawińska



digital holography, optical diffraction tomography, optical coherence tomography


In this paper we briefly present the history and outlook on the development of two seemingly distant techniques which may be brought close together with a unified theoretical model described as common k-space theory. This theory also known as the Fourier diffraction theorem is much less common in optical coherence tomography than its traditional mathematical model, but it has been extensively studied in digital holography and, more importantly, optical diffraction tomography. As demonstrated with several examples, this link is one of the important factors for future development of both techniques.

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How to Cite

A. Kuś, W. Krauze, and M. Kujawińska, “From digital holographic microscopy to optical coherence tomography – separate past and a common goal”, Photonics Lett. Pol., vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 91–93, Dec. 2021.