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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11905–11915

Astigmatic phase retrieval: an experimental demonstration

Clare A. Henderson, Garth J. Williams, Andrew G. Peele, Harry M. Quiney, and Keith A. Nugent  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11905-11915 (2009)

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We present the first experimental demonstration of the astigmatic phase retrieval technique, in which the diffracted wavefield is distorted by cylindrical curvature in two orthogonal directions. A charge-one vortex, a charge-two vortex, and a simple test image are all correctly reconstructed.


OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: March 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2009
Published: June 30, 2009

Clare A. Henderson, Garth J. Williams, Andrew G. Peele, Harry M. Quiney, and Keith A. Nugent, "Astigmatic phase retrieval: an experimental demonstration," Opt. Express 17, 11905-11915 (2009)

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