Aberration-free digital holographic phase imaging using the derivative-based principal component analysis

Author(s):

Lai, Xiaomin; Xiao, Sheng; Xu, Chen; Fan, Shanhui & Wei, Kaihua

Abstract:

“Significance: Digital holographic microscopy is widely used to get the quantitative phase information of transparent cells.

Aim: However, the sample phase is superimposed with aberrations. To quantify the phase information, aberrations need to be fully compensated.

Approach: We propose a technique to obtain aberration-free phase imaging, using the derivative-based principal component analysis (dPCA).

Results: With dPCA, almost all aberrations can be extracted and compensated without requirements on background segmentation, making it efficient and convenient.

Conclusions: It solves the problem that the conventional principal component analysis (PCA) algorithm cannot compensate the common but intricate higher order cross-term aberrations, such as astigmatism and coma. Moreover, the dPCA strategy proposed here is not only suitable for aberration compensation but also applicable for other cases where there exist cross-terms that cannot be analyzed with the PCA algorithm.”

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Publication: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Issue/Year: Journal of Biomedical Optics, Volume 26; Number 04; 2021
DOI: 10.1117/1.jbo.26.4.046501

SLM Simulation and MonteCarlo Path Tracing for Computer-Generated Holograms

Author(s):

Magallón, Juan; Blesa, Alfonso & Serón, Francisco

Abstract:

“Computer holography is a growing research field that must pay attention to two main issues concerning computing effort: the visualization of a 3D virtual scene with photo-realistic quality and the bottleneck related to hologram digitizalition and visualization limits. This work shows a computational approach based on a Monte Carlo path-tracing algorithm, which accounts for both geometrical and physical phenomena involved in hologram generation, and, therefore, makes a feasible estimation of computing time costs. As these holograms also require yet unavailable visualization devices, their behavior needs to be simulated by computer techniques.”

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Publication: SN Computer Science
Issue/Year: SN Computer Science, Volume 2; Number 3; 2021
DOI: 10.1007/s42979-021-00632-6

Twin curvilinear vortex beams

Author(s):

Wang, Zhuang; Yuan, Zheng; Gao, Yuan; Yan, Wenxiang; Liang, Chunjuan; Ren, Zhi-Cheng; Wang, Xi-Lin; Ding, Jianping & Wang, Hui-Tian

Abstract:

“We report on a novel curvilinear optical vortex beam named twin curvilinear vortex beams (TCVBs) with intensity and phase distribution along a pair of two- or three-dimensional curves, both of which share the same shape and the same topological charge. The TCVBs also possess the character of perfect optical vortex, namely having a size independent of topological charge. We theoretically demonstrate that a TCVB rather than a single-curve vortex beam can be created by the Fourier transform of a cylindrically polarized beam. The behavior of TCVBs generated through our method is investigated by simulation and experiment, including interference experiments for identifying the vortex property of the TCVBs. The TCVBs may find applications in optical tweezers, such as trapping low refractive index particles in the dark region between two curves and driving them moving along the curvilinear trajectory.”

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Publication: Optics Express
Issue/Year: Optics Express, Volume 29; Number 9; Pages 14112; 2021
DOI: 10.1364/oe.423803

Broadband chromatic dispersion measurements in higher-order modes selectively excited in optical fibers using a spatial light modulator

Author(s):

Zolnacz, Kinga; Szatkowski, Mateusz; Masajada, Jan & Urbanczyk, Waclaw

Abstract:

“We propose an improvement of the interferometric method used up to now to measure the chromatic dispersion in single mode optical fibers, which enables dispersion measurements in higher-order modes over a wide spectral range. To selectively excite a specific mode, a spatial light modulator was used in the reflective configuration to generate an appropriate phase distribution across an input supercontinuum beam. We demonstrate the feasibility of the proposed approach using chromatic dispersion measurements of the six lowest order spatial modes supported by an optical fiber in the spectral range from 450 to 1600 nm. Moreover, we present the results of numerical simulations that confirm sufficient selectivity of higher-order mode excitation.”

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Publication: Optics Express
Issue/Year: Optics Express, Volume 29; Number 9; Pages 13256; 2021
DOI: 10.1364/oe.422736