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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 11 — May. 21, 2001
  • pp: 624–630

High depth of field microscopic imaging using an interferometric camera

P. Potuluri, M. R. Fetterman, and D. J. Brady  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 11, pp. 624-630 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.8.000624


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Abstract

We describe the design of a microscope combining rotational shear interferometer (RSI)-based coherence imaging with an objective lens to simultaneously obtain high numerical aperture and high depth of field imaging. We present experimental results showing the operation of this instrument.

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OCIS Codes
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: March 27, 2001
Published: May 21, 2001

Citation
P. Potuluri, Matthew Fetterman, and David Brady, "High depth of field microscopic imaging using an interferometric camera," Opt. Express 8, 624-630 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-8-11-624


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