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System for coherence-controlled holographic microscopy of living cells
Author(s): Martin Antoš; Jana Čolláková; Pavel Veselý; Radim Chmelík; Aneta Křížová
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Paper Abstract

Coherence Controlled Holographic Microscopy (CCHM) is a novel holographic technique for quantitative-phasecontrast (QPC) biological observations particularly of living cells. Owing to the ordinary (low coherence) illumination source, the CCHM images are of low noise, deprived of coherence noise (speckles) and the lateral resolution is improved by a factor of 2 compared to classic holographic microscopes. Long-lasting time-lapse experiments require elimination of the CCHM optical system instability in order to achieve precise QPC measurement and to maintain correct CCHM adjustment for its low-coherence operation. The critical part of CCHM is the interferometer, which is very sensitive to temperature fluctuations and air turbulences. The temperature stabilization of the whole microscope without air turbulences is therefore required to provide stability for long-term observations of living cells. Novel heated microscope box and stage designed and constructed for this purpose are described in the paper. The system maintains a constant temperature of both the microscope and of the sample set to 37 °C thus providing optimal living conditions for living human and animal cells. The system is completed with a novel flow-chamber for living-cells accommodation during observation. A service of the system to CCHM is demonstrated by a series of pictures of growing cells.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8697, 18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 869712 (18 December 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.2001495
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Martin Antoš, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Jana Čolláková, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Pavel Veselý, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Radim Chmelík, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)
Aneta Křížová, Brno Univ. of Technology (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8697:
18th Czech-Polish-Slovak Optical Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics
Jan Peřina Jr.; Libor Nozka; Miroslav Hrabovský; Dagmar Senderáková; Waclaw Urbańczyk; Ondrej Haderka; Libor Nožka, Editor(s)

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