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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12407–12417

Simplified approach to diffraction tomography in optical microscopy

Reto Fiolka, Kai Wicker, Rainer Heintzmann, and Andreas Stemmer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12407-12417 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.012407


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Abstract

We present a novel microscopy technique to measure the scattered wavefront emitted from an optically transparent microscopic object. The complex amplitude is decoded via phase stepping in a common-path interferometer, enabling high mechanical stability. We demonstrate theoretically and practically that the incoherent summation of multiple illumination directions into a single image increases the resolving power and facilitates image reconstruction in diffraction tomography. We propose a slice-by-slice object-scatter extraction algorithm entirely based in real space in combination with ordinary z-stepping. Thereby the computational complexity affiliated with tomographic methods is significantly reduced. Using the first order Born approximation for weakly scattering objects it is possible to obtain estimates of the scattering density from the exitwaves.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(100.3175) Image processing : Interferometric imaging
(110.6955) Imaging systems : Tomographic imaging

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 22, 2009
Published: July 20, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Reto Fiolka, Kai Wicker, Rainer Heintzmann, and Andreas Stemmer, "Simplified approach to diffraction tomography in optical microscopy," Opt. Express 17, 12407-12417 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-15-12407


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