We analyze the optical resolution of Fourier transform spectral interferometric-coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy, which extracts the complex amplitude of an image by using a spectral interferometric effect. Image-formation formulas are presented that describe the properties of the image observed by the apparatus. The image-formation properties represented by the coherent transfer function are different depending on the mode (transmission, reflection, etc.) of the microscopy.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2011
Published: July 27, 2011
Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Naoki Fukutake, "Coherent transfer function of Fourier transform spectral interferometric coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 1689-1694 (2011)