Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Berg, Matthew J.

Committee Member

Dutta, Dipangkar

Committee Member

Clay, Torsten

Date of Degree


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Digital holography is a method for recording holograms through the use of an optoelectronic sensor, which serves as a replacement for the use of film [1]. Through the use of coherent light, the microparticles’s characterization can be observed with this method. Yet even using partially coherent light, images of particles can be formed revealing particle shape and size at scales larger than 10 micrometers. For example, ragweed pollen sporeclusters and glass microspheres are investigated here. The holographic images results are compared with conventional optical microscope images for validation.