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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Jun. 13, 2006

Immersion digital in-line holographic microscopy

J. Garcia-Sucerquia, Wenbo Xu, M. H. Jericho, and H. J. Kreuzer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 1211-1213 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.001211


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Abstract

Digital in-line holographic microscopy is a promising new tool for high resolution imaging. We demonstrate, by using latex beads, that a considerable increase in numerical aperture, and, therefore, resolution can be achieved if the space between a source and a CCD camera chip is filled with a high refractive index medium. The high refractive index medium implies a shorter effective wavelength so that submicrometer resolution can be obtained with laser light in the visible range.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.6640) Image processing : Superresolution
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(180.6900) Microscopy : Three-dimensional microscopy

ToC Category:
Holography

History
Original Manuscript: December 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 31, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2006

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J. Garcia-Sucerquia, Wenbo Xu, M. H. Jericho, and H. J. Kreuzer, "Immersion digital in-line holographic microscopy," Opt. Lett. 31, 1211-1213 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-9-1211


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