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Biomedical Optics Express

Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 255–263

Theoretical study of multispectral structured illumination for depth resolved imaging of non-stationary objects: focus on retinal imaging

Steve Gruppetta and Sabah Chetty  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 2, pp. 255-263 (2011)

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Current implementations of structured illumination microscopy for depth-resolved (three-dimensional) imaging have limitations that restrict its use; specifically, they are not applicable to non-stationary objects imaged with relatively poor condenser optics and in non-fluorescent mode. This includes in-vivo retinal imaging. A novel implementation of structured illumination microscopy is presented that overcomes these issues. A three-wavelength illumination technique is used to obtain the three sub-images required for structured illumination simultaneously rather than sequentially, enabling use on non-stationary objects. An illumination method is presented that produces an incoherent pattern through interference, bypassing the limitations imposed by the aberrations of the condenser lens and thus enabling axial sectioning in non-fluorescent imaging. The application to retinal imaging can lead to a device with similar sectioning capabilities to confocal microscopy without the optical complexity (and cost) required for scanning systems.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(170.4470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmology
(170.6900) Medical optics and biotechnology : Three-dimensional microscopy
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy

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Original Manuscript: November 5, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2010
Published: January 5, 2011

Steve Gruppetta and Sabah Chetty, "Theoretical study of multispectral structured illumination for depth resolved imaging of non-stationary objects: focus on retinal imaging," Biomed. Opt. Express 2, 255-263 (2011)

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