29 December 1992 Coherent optical tomographic microscope
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Abstract
A new microscopic procedure for imaging three-dimensional semitransparent specimens with coherent illumination is described. The procedure employs multiple 'views' of the specimen, obtained by illumination via monochromatic plane waves having different directions of propagation, to generate a high quality image of the three-dimensional complex index of refraction profile of the specimen using the reconstruction algorithms of diffraction tomography (DT). The theory and hardware implementation of such a 'tomographic' microscope are described and the concept is compared to conventional optical microscopy, confocal scanning microscopy, and to other tomographic based optical microscopic concepts that have been employed in the past.
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Anthony J. Devaney, Anthony J. Devaney, Alon Schatzberg, Alon Schatzberg, } "Coherent optical tomographic microscope", Proc. SPIE 1767, Inverse Problems in Scattering and Imaging, (29 December 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.139046; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.139046
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