We describe a tomographic microscope, for imaging phase objects, that makes use of the transport-of-intensity equation to estimate the phase of the transmitted light through the object. The wave-front data from optical fibers are reconstructed with an algorithm that incorporates correction for the ray bending. The reconstructed refractive-index cross sections of the fibers are found to be in agreement with the available values specified in the catalogs.
© 2000 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 6, 1999
Revised Manuscript: August 17, 1999
Published: January 10, 2000
N. Jayshree, G. Keshava Datta, and R. M. Vasu, "Optical tomographic microscope for quantitative imaging of phase objects," Appl. Opt. 39, 277-283 (2000)