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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4062–4064

Quantitative phase imaging using a partitioned detection aperture

Ashwin B. Parthasarathy, Kengyeh K. Chu, Tim N. Ford, and Jerome Mertz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4062-4064 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004062


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Abstract

We present a technique to quantitatively image the phase of thin quasi-transparent samples using extended source incoherent illumination and off-axis detection apertures. Our technique is achromatic and polarization independent, requires no active elements, and can be readily adapted to standard bright-field microscopes. We demonstrate our technique by quantitatively reconstructing the phase of cheek cells and a microlens. The light efficient, single-shot nature of our technique enables phase imaging at frame rates that are camera limited.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.1220) Imaging systems : Apertures
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: July 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012

Citation
Ashwin B. Parthasarathy, Kengyeh K. Chu, Tim N. Ford, and Jerome Mertz, "Quantitative phase imaging using a partitioned detection aperture," Opt. Lett. 37, 4062-4064 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-19-4062

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