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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1992
  • pp: 2550–2553

Three-dimensional image realization in interference microscopy

Stanley S. C. Chim and Gordon S. Kino  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 14, pp. 2550-2553 (1992)

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We describe an efficient algorithm based on the Hilbert transform for reconstructing cross-sectional or three-dimensional images from the input images acquired by an interference microscope. First the design of this filter is presented, and cross-sectional images of an integrated circuit constructed with this algorithm are demonstrated. It is shown that this Hilbert transform algorithm can be easily implemented with a low-cost frame grabber so that the computation time required for image reconstruction is drastically reduced.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 22, 1991
Published: May 10, 1992

Stanley S. C. Chim and Gordon S. Kino, "Three-dimensional image realization in interference microscopy," Appl. Opt. 31, 2550-2553 (1992)

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