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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3491–3493

Real-time digital holographic microscopy of multiple and arbitrarily oriented planes

L. Cavallini, G. Bolognesi, and R. Di Leonardo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3491-3493 (2011)

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Digital holographic microscopy is used to numerically refocus a recorded hologram at an arbitrary axial distance. However, as a straightforward property of coherent light fields, image reconstruction on an arbitrary tilted plane could be directly obtained by a rotation in k-space. We demonstrate that this property allows the real-time microscopic inspection of particle distribution over three mutually orthogonal planes at the same time. As a straightforward application we use the proposed technique for real-time monitoring of fluid flow over the three cross sections of a microfluidic channel.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography
(350.4855) Other areas of optics : Optical tweezers or optical manipulation
(090.5694) Holography : Real-time holography

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Original Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2011
Published: September 1, 2011

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L. Cavallini, G. Bolognesi, and R. Di Leonardo, "Real-time digital holographic microscopy of multiple and arbitrarily oriented planes," Opt. Lett. 36, 3491-3493 (2011)

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