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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2503–2505

Fourier phase microscopy for investigation of biological structures and dynamics

Gabriel Popescu, Lauren P. Deflores, Joshua C. Vaughan, Kamran Badizadegan, Hidenao Iwai, Ramachandra R. Dasari, and Michael S. Feld  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 21, pp. 2503-2505 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002503


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Abstract

By use of the Fourier decomposition of a low-coherence optical image field into two spatial components that can be controllably shifted in phase with respect to each other, a new high-transverse-resolution quantitative-phase microscope has been developed. The technique transforms a typical optical microscope into a quantitative-phase microscope, with high accuracy and a path-length sensitivity of λ/5500, which is stable over several hours. The results obtained on epithelial and red blood cells demonstrate the potential of this instrument for quantitative investigation of the structure and dynamics associated with biological systems without sample preparation.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.1530) Medical optics and biotechnology : Cell analysis
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

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Gabriel Popescu, Lauren P. Deflores, Joshua C. Vaughan, Kamran Badizadegan, Hidenao Iwai, Ramachandra R. Dasari, and Michael S. Feld, "Fourier phase microscopy for investigation of biological structures and dynamics," Opt. Lett. 29, 2503-2505 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-21-2503

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