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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2011
  • pp: 1798–1804

Spectral domain fluorescence coherence phase microscopy

Andra St. Quintin, Lukas-Karim Merhi, and Marinko V. Sarunic  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 12, pp. 1798-1804 (2011)

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Spectral domain phase microscopy (SDPM) has been reported in the literature as a functional extension to low-coherence interferometry, which enables nanoscale measurement of a scatter’s displacement. The signal in SDPM is generated from structural images that lack molecular specificity. This paper investigates the expansion of phase analysis to fluorescence self-interference signals to provide functional information about a sample. Spectral domain fluorescence coherence phase microscopy is demonstrated for nanoscale resolution motion detection of fluorescent particles with a signal-to-noise ratio limited resolution of ~ 10 nm . This paper demonstrates the feasibility of combining phase processing with fluorescence self-interference, which may be useful for future applications such as cell rheology.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence

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Original Manuscript: January 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 7, 2011
Published: April 19, 2011

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Andra St. Quintin, Lukas-Karim Merhi, and Marinko V. Sarunic, "Spectral domain fluorescence coherence phase microscopy," Appl. Opt. 50, 1798-1804 (2011)

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