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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4715–4718

Generation of multiple sheets of light using spatial-filtering technique

Subhajit B. Purnapatra, Kavya Mohan, and Partha P. Mondal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4715-4718 (2014)

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We develop an optical system for generating multiple light sheets. This is enabled by employing a special class of spatial filters in a cylindrical lens geometry. The proposed binary filter placed at the back aperture of the cylindrical lens results in the generation of a periodic transverse pattern extending along the z axis (i.e., multiple light sheets). Experimental results confirm the generation of multiple light sheets of thickness 6.6 μm with an intersheet spacing of 13.4 μm. The proposed imaging technique may facilitate three-dimensional imaging in nano-optics, fluorescence microscopy, and nanobiology.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1420) Medical optics and biotechnology : Biology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(110.2945) Imaging systems : Illumination design

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 24, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 26, 2014
Published: August 6, 2014

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Subhajit B. Purnapatra, Kavya Mohan, and Partha P. Mondal, "Generation of multiple sheets of light using spatial-filtering technique," Opt. Lett. 39, 4715-4718 (2014)

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