8 November 2017 Super-resolution structured illumination in optically thick specimens without fluorescent tagging
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Abstract
This research extends the work of Hoffman et al. to provide both sectioning and super-resolution using random patterns within thick specimens. Two methods of processing structured illumination in reflectance have been developed without the need for a priori knowledge of either the optical system or the modulation patterns. We explore the use of two deconvolution algorithms that assume either Gaussian or sparse priors. This paper will show that while both methods accomplish their intended objective, the sparse priors method provides superior resolution and contrast against all tested targets, providing anywhere from 1.6 × to 2 × resolution enhancement. The methods developed here can reasonably be implemented to work without a priori knowledge about the patterns or point spread function. Further, all experiments are run using an incoherent light source, unknown random modulation patterns, and without the use of fluorescent tagging. These additional modifications are challenging, but the generalization of these methods makes them prime candidates for clinical application, providing super-resolved noninvasive sectioning in vivo.
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Zachary R. Hoffman, Zachary R. Hoffman, Charles A. DiMarzio, Charles A. DiMarzio, "Super-resolution structured illumination in optically thick specimens without fluorescent tagging," Journal of Biomedical Optics 22(11), 116003 (8 November 2017). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.22.11.116003 . Submission: Received: 24 July 2017; Accepted: 23 October 2017
Received: 24 July 2017; Accepted: 23 October 2017; Published: 8 November 2017
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