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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 8 — Jul. 30, 2009

Simple spatial phase modulator for focal modulation microscopy

Chee Howe Wong, Shau Poh Chong, Colin J. R. Sheppard, and Nanguang Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 17, pp. 3237-3242 (2009)

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Focal modulation microscopy (FMM) is an emerging microscopy technique for fluorescence imaging of thick biological tissue in vivo. A spatial phase modulator is a critical component whose characteristics have a significant impact on the performance of a FMM system. We have designed a simple spatial phase modulator based on a tilting glass plate that provides superb modulation stability. Image quality has been improved remarkably after integrating such a modulator into a FMM system.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5060) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase modulation
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media

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Original Manuscript: February 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2009
Published: June 8, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Chee Howe Wong, Shau Poh Chong, Colin J. R. Sheppard, and Nanguang Chen, "Simple spatial phase modulator for focal modulation microscopy," Appl. Opt. 48, 3237-3242 (2009)

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