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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Oct. 22, 2008

Constellation of phase singularities in a specklelike pattern for optical vortex metrology applied to biological kinematic analysis

Wei Wang, Yu Qiao, Reika Ishijima, Tomoaki Yokozeki, Daigo Honda, Akihiro Matsuda, Steen G. Hanson, and Mitsuo Takeda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 18, pp. 13908-13917 (2008)

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A novel technique for biological kinematic analysis is proposed that makes use of the pseudophase singularities in a complex signal generated from a speckle-like pattern. In addition to the information about the locations and the anisotropic core structures of the pseudophase singularities, we also detect the spatial structures of a cluster of phase singularities, which serves as a unique constellation characterizing the mutual position relation between the individual pseudophase singularities. Experimental results of in vivo measurements for a swimming fish along with its kinematic analysis are presented, which demonstrate the validity of the proposed technique.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(280.1415) Remote sensing and sensors : Biological sensing and sensors
(110.4153) Imaging systems : Motion estimation and optical flow

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: March 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 11, 2008
Published: August 25, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Wei Wang, Yu Qiao, Reika Ishijima, Tomoaki Yokozeki, Daigo Honda, Akihiro Matsuda, Steen G. Hanson, and Mitsuo Takeda, "Constellation of phase singularities in a speckle-like pattern for optical vortex metrology applied to biological kinematic analysis," Opt. Express 16, 13908-13917 (2008)

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