Realistic 3D coherent transfer function inverse filtering of complex fields

Yann Cotte*, Fatih M. Toy, Cristian Arfire, Shan Shan Kou, Daniel Boss, Isabelle Bergoënd, Christian Depeursinge

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2216-2230
Number of pages15
JournalBiomedical Optics Express
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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