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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2149–2151

Precision analysis in polarization-resolved second harmonic generation microscopy

Philippe Réfrégier, Muriel Roche, and Sophie Brasselet  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 11, pp. 2149-2151 (2011)

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Polarization-resolved second harmonic generation (PSHG) imaging microscopy allows one to provide information such as anisotropy parameters and molecule orientation. We analyze the precision of parameter estimation for samples with cylindrical symmetry and a Gaussian additive noise model. We introduce improvements of existing techniques that can be useful to get rapid acquisition and processing of PSHG images, and we discuss the influence of photon noise.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(110.4280) Imaging systems : Noise in imaging systems
(190.1900) Nonlinear optics : Diagnostic applications of nonlinear optics
(180.4315) Microscopy : Nonlinear microscopy
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

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Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: March 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 6, 2011
Published: June 1, 2011

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Philippe Réfrégier, Muriel Roche, and Sophie Brasselet, "Precision analysis in polarization-resolved second harmonic generation microscopy," Opt. Lett. 36, 2149-2151 (2011)

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