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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20705–20714

Chromatically-corrected, high-efficiency, multi-colour, multi-plane 3D imaging

Yan Feng, Paul A Dalgarno, David Lee, Yi Yang, Robert R Thomson, and Alan H Greenaway  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20705-20714 (2012)

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It is shown that grisms, a grating and prism combination, are a simple way to achieve chromatic control in 3D multi-plane imaging. A pair of grisms, whose separation can be varied, provide a collimated beam with a tuneable chromatic shear from a collimated polychromatic input. This simple control permits the correction of chromatic smearing in 3D imaging using off-axis Fresnel zone plates and improved control of the axial profile of a focussed spot in multi-photon experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(110.4190) Imaging systems : Multiple imaging
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(170.0180) Medical optics and biotechnology : Microscopy
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy

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Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: July 3, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 19, 2012
Published: August 24, 2012

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Yan Feng, Paul A Dalgarno, David Lee, Yi Yang, Robert R Thomson, and Alan H Greenaway, "Chromatically-corrected, high-efficiency, multi-colour, multi-plane 3D imaging," Opt. Express 20, 20705-20714 (2012)

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