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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2000
  • pp: 277–283

Optical tomographic microscope for quantitative imaging of phase objects

N. Jayshree, G. Keshava Datta, and R. M. Vasu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 2, pp. 277-283 (2000)

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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.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(110.6960) Imaging systems : Tomography
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

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)

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