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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2006
  • pp: 1405–1407

Quantitative phase-contrast microscopy by a lateral shear approach to digital holographic image reconstruction

P. Ferraro, D. Alferi, S. De Nicola, L. De Petrocellis, A. Finizio, and G. Pierattini  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 10, pp. 1405-1407 (2006)

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Combining the concept of lateral shear interferometry (LSI) within a digital holography microscope, we demonstrate that it is possible to obtain quantitative optical phase measurement in microscopy by a new single-image-processing procedure. Numerical lateral shear of the reconstructed wavefront in the image plane makes it possible to retrieve the derivative of the wavefront and remove the defocus aberration term introduced by the microscope objective. The method is tested to investigate a silicon structure and a mouse cell line.

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OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging

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Original Manuscript: October 13, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2005

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P. Ferraro, D. Alferi, S. De Nicola, L. De Petrocellis, A. Finizio, and G. Pierattini, "Quantitative phase-contrast microscopy by a lateral shear approach to digital holographic image reconstruction," Opt. Lett. 31, 1405-1407 (2006)

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