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Tomographic microscopy of 3D phase objects with spatially incoherent illumination
Author(s): Lidia I. Poplevina; Gennady G. Levin; Gennady N. Vishnyakov
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Paper Abstract

New method of a tomographic microscopy with spatially incoherent illumination is proposed. Earlier, in our works for reconstruction of a refractive index with spatial distribution of 3D phase samples, a method of tomographic microscopy with the coherent light was used. Main disadvantage of this scheme is use of a coherent light, which brings to appearance the phase noise in projection data. Spatially incoherent tomographic microscope is based on the Linnik phase-shifting interference microscope reflected type. Using interferometry with large source of the monochromatic light allows greatly improve a quality of phase projections by averaging of interference patterns. For tomographic mode of Linnik microscope working and obtaining the oblique illumination of sample method for displacing a light source is used. Observation angle range for 100 X oil-immersion objective, N.A. equals 1.25, is 90 degrees. This method allows realizing a two-dimensional scanning trajectory for sample observation. Particularities of tomography for the phase objects, placed near plane mirror, are considered. So, a viewing angle range can be reduced to 90 degree, and sample is complement by its mirror reflection. The iterative algorithms for limited-angle tomographic reconstruction were used. Experimental results on three-dimensional reconstruction of the single human blood cell (erythrocyte) are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3605, Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing VI, (6 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347567
Show Author Affiliations
Lidia I. Poplevina, Moscow Univ. of Electronic Technology (Russia)
Gennady G. Levin, Russian Research Institute for Optophysical Measurements (Russia)
Gennady N. Vishnyakov, Russian Research Institute for Optophysical Measurements (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3605:
Three-Dimensional and Multidimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing VI
Dario Cabib; Carol J. Cogswell; Jose-Angel Conchello; Jeremy M. Lerner; Tony Wilson, Editor(s)

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