Expanding the field-of-view and profile measurement of covered objects in continuous-wave terahertz reflective digital holography
Terahertz waves have unique propagation and penetration ability, and these reasons have been widely used in nondestructive testing. Compared with other terahertz imaging approaches, terahertz digital holography can retrieve both quantitative amplitude and phase information about an object wavefront in real time. A continuous-wave terahertz reflective digital holographic method is proposed for measuring the profile of covered objects. Subpixel image registration and image fusion algorithms are presented to expand the field-of-view (FOV) of the system. The validity of the proposed method is verified by the experiment using an optical pumped far-IR gas laser and a pyroelectric array detector. The profile of a metallic bookmark covered by a polytetrafluoroethylene plate is obtained. The FOV is expanded by a factor of 1.75 compared with that of a reconstruction performed employing single hologram.