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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 25734–25743

High-sensitive and broad-dynamic-range quantitative phase imaging with spectral domain phase microscopy

Yangzhi Yan, Zhihua Ding, Yi Shen, Zhiyan Chen, Chen Zhao, and Yang Ni  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 25734-25743 (2013)

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Spectral domain phase microscopy for high-sensitive and broad-dynamic-range quantitative phase imaging is presented. The phase retrieval is realized in the depth domain to maintain a high sensitivity, while the phase information obtained in the spectral domain is exploited to extend the dynamic range of optical path difference. Sensitivity advantage of phase retrieved in the depth domain over that in the spectral domain is thoroughly investigated. The performance of the proposed depth domain phase based approach is illustrated by phase imaging of a resolution target and an onion skin.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy

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Original Manuscript: September 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2013
Published: October 21, 2013

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Yangzhi Yan, Zhihua Ding, Yi Shen, Zhiyan Chen, Chen Zhao, and Yang Ni, "High-sensitive and broad-dynamic-range quantitative phase imaging with spectral domain phase microscopy," Opt. Express 21, 25734-25743 (2013)

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