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Noise reduction in ultra-low light digital holographic microscopy using neural networks
Author(s): Zhiduo Zhang; Woei Ming Lee; Lexing Xie; Alex Mathews; Xuefei He
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Paper Abstract

Live cell imaging is challenging because the difficult balance of maintaining both cell viability and high signal to noise ratio throughout the entire imaging duration. Label free quantitative light microscopy techniques are powerful tools to image the volumetric activities in living cellular and sub-cellular biological systems, however there are minimal ways to identify phototoxicity. In this paper, we investigate the use of neural network to restore quantitative digital hologram micrographs at ultra-low light levels down to 0.06 𝑚𝑊/𝑐𝑚2 which approximately two orders of magnitude lower than sunlight. By developing an adaptive image restoration method specifically tailored for digital holograms, we demonstrated the 2x improvement in SSIM over existing denoising methods. This demonstration could open up new avenues for high resolution holographic microscopy using deep ultraviolet coherent sources and achieve high-resolution imaging with ultralow light illumination.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2019
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 11202, Biophotonics Australasia 2019, 1120208 (30 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2539548
Show Author Affiliations
Zhiduo Zhang, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Woei Ming Lee, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Lexing Xie, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Alex Mathews, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Xuefei He, The Australian National Univ. (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11202:
Biophotonics Australasia 2019
Ewa M. Goldys; Brant C. Gibson, Editor(s)

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