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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2605–2607

Dark-field digital holographic microscopy to investigate objects that are nanosized or smaller than the optical resolution

Frank Dubois and Patrick Grosfils  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2605-2607 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002605


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Abstract

We describe a transmission dark-field digital holographic microscope based on a Mach–Zehnder configuration for the detection of nanosize objects or objects smaller than the optical resolution limit. An optical stop adequately placed in the object beam removes the nondiffracted beam while keeping the light scattered by the object. This configuration combines an improved detection of objects smaller than the optical resolution with the refocusing capability yielded by digital holography. A theoretical analysis and an experimental demonstration are provided.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 23, 2008
Published: November 10, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Frank Dubois and Patrick Grosfils, "Dark-field digital holographic microscopy to investigate objects that are nanosized or smaller than the optical resolution," Opt. Lett. 33, 2605-2607 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-22-2605


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