Synthetic aperture fourier holographic optical microscopy

Phys Rev Lett. 2006 Oct 20;97(16):168102. doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.168102. Epub 2006 Oct 18.


We report a new synthetic aperture optical microscopy in which high-resolution, wide-field amplitude and phase images are synthesized from a set of Fourier holograms. Each hologram records a region of the complex two-dimensional spatial frequency spectrum of an object, determined by the illumination field's spatial and spectral properties and the collection angle and solid angle. We demonstrate synthetic microscopic imaging in which spatial frequencies that are well outside the modulation transfer function of the collection optical system are recorded while maintaining the long working distance and wide field of view.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Fourier Analysis*
  • Holography / instrumentation
  • Holography / methods*
  • Microscopy / instrumentation
  • Microscopy / methods*
  • Optics and Photonics*