Realistic 3D coherent transfer function inverse filtering of complex fields

Biomedical Optics Express (Impact Factor: 3.5). 08/2011; 2(8):2216-30. DOI: 10.1364/BOE.2.002216
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ABSTRACT We present a novel technique for three-dimensional (3D) image processing of complex fields. It consists in inverting the coherent image formation by filtering the complex spectrum with a realistic 3D coherent transfer function (CTF) of a high-NA digital holographic microscope. By combining scattering theory and signal processing, the method is demonstrated to yield the reconstruction of a scattering object field. Experimental reconstructions in phase and amplitude are presented under non-design imaging conditions. The suggested technique is best suited for an implementation in high-resolution diffraction tomography based on sample or illumination rotation.

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