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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 4 — Feb. 18, 2008
  • pp: 2555–2569

Real-time interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy

Tyler S. Ralston, Daniel L. Marks, P. Scott Carney, and Stephen A. Boppart  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 2555-2569 (2008)

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An interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy (ISAM) system design with real-time 2D cross-sectional processing is described in detail. The system can acquire, process, and display the ISAM reconstructed images at frame rates of 2.25 frames per second for 512×1024 pixel images. This system provides quantitatively meaningful structural information from previously indistinguishable scattering intensities and provides proof of feasibility for future real-time ISAM systems.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.3190) Image processing : Inverse problems
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: November 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2008
Published: February 11, 2008

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Tyler S. Ralston, Daniel L. Marks, P. S. Carney, and Stephen A. Boppart, "Real-time interferometric synthetic aperture microscopy," Opt. Express 16, 2555-2569 (2008)

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