Scanning color optical tomography (SCOT)

Poorya Hosseini, Yongjin Sung, Youngwoon Choi, Niyom Lue, Zahid Yaqoob, Peter So

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We have developed an interferometric optical microscope that provides three-dimensional refractive index map of a specimen by scanning the color of three illumination beams. Our design of the interferometer allows for simultaneous measurement of the scattered fields (both amplitude and phase) of such a complex input beam. By obviating the need for mechanical scanning of the illumination beam or detection objective lens; the proposed method can increase the speed of the optical tomography by orders of magnitude. We demonstrate our method using polystyrene beads of known refractive index value and live cells.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19752-19762
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 27

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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