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Second-harmonic interferometry with high spatial resolution: a robust method towards quantitative phase imaging of transparent dispersive materials
Author(s): F. Brandi; F. Conti; M. Tiberi; F. Giammanco; A. Diaspro
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Paper Abstract

We present a Nd:YAG CW laser based second-harmonic interferometer with 60 μm spatial resolution. The interferometer is sensitive to the phase shift between fundamental and second harmonic radiation when passing through a dispersive medium. The device performance is tested by measuring the dispersion induced phase shift of laser etched polymeric films resulting in a sensitivity down to 7×10−3 Rad for a detector acquisition time of 300 μs. These results demonstrate the feasibility of high spatial resolution second-harmonic interferometry, and an outlook is given for its use as a novel quantitative phase sensitive imaging technique.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2013
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 8792, Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials, 87921K (23 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2020846
Show Author Affiliations
F. Brandi, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)
F. Conti, Univ. degli Studi di Pisa (Italy)
Plasma Diagnostics & Technologies Ltd. (Italy)
M. Tiberi, Univ. degli Studi di Pisa (Italy)
Plasma Diagnostics & Technologies Ltd. (Italy)
F. Giammanco, Univ. degli Studi di Pisa (Italy)
Plasma Diagnostics & Technologies Ltd. (Italy)
A. Diaspro, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8792:
Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials
Pietro Ferraro; Monika Ritsch-Marte; Simonetta Grilli; David Stifter, Editor(s)

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