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Digital holographic microscopy (DHM) and transport of intensity (TIE) phase imaging of live cells
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Quantitative phase imaging (QPI) provides a label free method for imaging live cells and allows quantitative estimates of cell volume. Because the phase of light is not directly measurable at an imaging sensor, QPI techniques involve both hardware and software steps to reconstruct the phase. Digital holographic microscopy (DHM) is a QPI technique that utilizes an interferometer to combine a reference beam with a beam that passes through a specimen. This produces an interference pattern on the image sensor, and the specimen’s phase can be reconstructed using diffraction algorithms. One limitation of DHM is that the images are subject to coherent diffraction artifacts. Transport of intensity (TIE) method, on the other hand, uses the fact that defocused images of a specimen depend on the specimen’s phase to determine the phase from two or more defocused images. Its benefit over DHM is that it is compatible with conventional bright field imaging using sources of relatively low coherence. Although QPI methods can be compared on a variety of static phase targets, these largely consist of phase steps rather than the phase gradients present across cells. In order to compare the QPI methods described above on live cells, rapid switching between QPI modalities is required. We present results comparing DHM and TIE on a custom-built microscope system that allows both techniques to be used on the same cells in rapid succession, which allows the comparison of the accuracy of both measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2020
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 11251, Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2020, 1125122 (20 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2547934
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Shane Carney, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Ting Chean Khoo, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Jeremy Wittkopp, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Kai Pisila, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Georgios Athanassiadis, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Anna Sharikova, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Alexander Khmaladze, Univ. at Albany (United States)
Jonathan C. Petruccelli, Univ. at Albany (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11251:
Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2020
Natan T. Shaked; Oliver Hayden, Editor(s)

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