Widefield quantitative phase imaging by
second-harmonic dispersion interferometry
Authors: Brandi F., Wessel F.
Autors Affiliation: L-Egant Solutions, LLC, P.O. Box 16475, Irvine, California 92623, USA
Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory, Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Abstract: Widefield optical characterization of transparent samples is of great importance for gas flow and plasma diagnostics, for example, as well as label-free imaging of biological samples. An optically transparent medium, however, cannot be imaged by techniques based on intensity contrast imaging.
Very well-known qualitative phase-contrast imaging methodologies are routinely used to overcome this
limitation, and quantitative phase-imaging approaches have also been developed. Here we report the demonstration of, to the best of our knowledge, a novel widefield quantitative phase-imaging technique, based on fully common-path second-harmonic dispersion interferometry that is combined with pixel-by-pixel homodyne dual-channel polarization-dependent phase detection.
The device is tested in a harsh environment reaching sub-10 mrad harmonic phase dispersion sensitivity and a spatial resolution of several tens of microns with an optical configuration that is very stable and easy to implement. The time resolution of the demonstrated device is 600 ps, set by the
laser-pulse time duration.
Journal/Review: OPTICS LETTERS
Volume: 45 (15) Pages from: 4304 to: 4307
KeyWords: quantitative phase imaging, interferometeryDOI: 10.1364/OL.395097Citations: 1data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2021-10-10References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here