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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 22 — Oct. 25, 2010
  • pp: 22817–22825

Phase from chromatic aberrations

Laura Waller, Shan Shan Kou, Colin J. R. Sheppard, and George Barbastathis  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 22, pp. 22817-22825 (2010)

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We show that phase objects may be computed accurately from a single color image in a brightfield microscope, with no hardware modification. Our technique uses the chromatic aberration that is inherent to every lens-based imaging system as a phase contrast mechanism. This leads to a simple and inexpensive way of achieving single-shot quantitative phase recovery by a modified Transport of Intensity Equation (TIE) solution, allowing real-time phase imaging in a traditional microscope.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2010
Published: October 13, 2010

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Laura Waller, Shan Shan Kou, Colin J. R. Sheppard, and George Barbastathis, "Phase from chromatic aberrations," Opt. Express 18, 22817-22825 (2010)

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