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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 12552–12561

Transport of Intensity phase-amplitude imaging with higher order intensity derivatives

Laura Waller, Lei Tian, and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 12552-12561 (2010)

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We demonstrate a method for improving the accuracy of phase retrieval based on the Transport of Intensity equation by using intensity measurements at multiple planes to estimate and remove the artifacts due to higher order axial derivatives. We suggest two similar methods of higher order correction, and demonstrate their ability for accurate phase retrieval well beyond the ‘linear’ range of defocus that TIE imaging traditionally requires. Computation is fast and efficient, and sensitivity to noise is reduced by using many images.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: March 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2010
Published: May 27, 2010

Laura Waller, Lei Tian, and George Barbastathis, "Transport of Intensity phase-amplitude imaging with higher order intensity derivatives," Opt. Express 18, 12552-12561 (2010)

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