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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1270–1272

Jones phase microscopy of transparent and anisotropic samples

Zhuo Wang, Larry J. Millet, Martha U. Gillette, and Gabriel Popescu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 11, pp. 1270-1272 (2008)

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We developed an interferometric microscopy technique, referred to as Jones phase microscopy, capable of extracting the spatially resolved Jones polarization matrix associated with transparent and anisotropic samples. This is a generalization of quantitative phase imaging, which is recovered from one diagonal element of the measured matrix. The principle of the technique is demonstrated with measurements of a liquid crystal spatial light modulator and the potential for live cell imaging with experiments on live neurons in culture.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy

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Original Manuscript: February 26, 2008
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2008
Published: May 30, 2008

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Zhuo Wang, Larry J. Millet, Martha U. Gillette, and Gabriel Popescu, "Jones phase microscopy of transparent and anisotropic samples," Opt. Lett. 33, 1270-1272 (2008)

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