Novel Fourier phase contrast microscope is developed exploiting monochromaticity, intensity and phase coherence of laser and photo-induced birefringence of liquid crystals. As condenser annulus-phase plate is not required the images are free from artifacts.
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(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
C. S. Yelleswarapu, A. Veraksa, S. Laoui, and D. V. Rao, "Fourier Phase Contrast Microscope," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FTuH7.
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