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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011

Optical deflection tomography with the phase-shifting schlieren

Didier Beghuin, Jean-Luc Dewandel, Luc Joannes, Emmanuel Foumouo, and Philippe Antoine  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 3745-3747 (2010)

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We present a new optical deflection tomography method that takes advantage of the phase-shifting schlieren. The reconstruction algorithm is based on filtered backprojection. The instrument is well adapted for three- dimensional imaging of spatially sparse objects exhibiting large refractive index variations. It achieves a 35 μm resolution with a 3 mm depth of field. Its performance is illustrated with a bundle of fibers immersed in a matching index solution.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy
(110.6955) Imaging systems : Tomographic imaging

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Original Manuscript: June 24, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2010
Published: November 3, 2010

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Vol. 6, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Didier Beghuin, Jean-Luc Dewandel, Luc Joannes, Emmanuel Foumouo, and Philippe Antoine, "Optical deflection tomography with the phase-shifting schlieren," Opt. Lett. 35, 3745-3747 (2010)

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