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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1795–1805

Structured illumination quantitative phase microscopy for enhanced resolution amplitude and phase imaging

Shwetadwip Chowdhury and Joseph Izatt  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 10, pp. 1795-1805 (2013)

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Structured illumination microscopy (SIM) is an established microscopy technique typically used to image samples at resolutions beyond the diffraction limit. Until now, however, achieving sub-diffraction resolution has predominantly been limited to intensity-based imaging modalities. Here, we introduce an analogue to conventional SIM that allows sub-diffraction resolution, quantitative phase-contrast imaging of optically transparent objects. We demonstrate sub-diffraction resolution amplitude and quantitative-phase imaging of phantom targets and enhanced resolution quantitative-phase imaging of cells. We report a phase accuracy to within 5% and phase noise of 0.06 rad.

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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

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Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 22, 2013
Published: August 29, 2013

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Shwetadwip Chowdhury and Joseph Izatt, "Structured illumination quantitative phase microscopy for enhanced resolution amplitude and phase imaging," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 1795-1805 (2013)

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