Quantitative Phase Imaging of Cells and Tissues

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July 5, 2011


Hardback, 384 pages

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0071663428 / 9780071663427


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Main description

Cutting-edge quantitative phase imaging techniques and their applications

Filled with unique, full-color images taken by advanced quantitative phase imaging (QPI), Quantitative Phase Imaging of Cells and Tissues thoroughly explores this innovative technology and its biomedical applications. An introductory background on optical imaging and traditional optical microscopy is included to illustrate concept development. The book explains how various visualization modalities can be obtained by numerical calculations. This authoritative resource reveals how to take full advantage of the unprecedented capabilities of QPI, such as rendering scattering properties of minute subcellular structures and nanoscale fluctuations in live cells.

Coverage includes:

  • Groundwork
  • Spatiotemporal field correlations
  • Image characteristics
  • Light microscopy
  • Holography
  • Point scanning QPI methods
  • Principles of full-field QPI
  • Off-axis full-field methods
  • Phase-shifting techniques
  • Common-path methods
  • White light techniques
  • Fourier transform light scattering (FTLS)
  • Current trends in QPI

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Groundwork
Chapter 3. Spatiotemporal Field Correlations
Chapter 4. Image Characteristics
Chapter 5. Light Microscopy
Chapter 6. Holography
Chapter 7. Point-Scanning QPI Methods
Chapter 8. Principles of Full-Field QPI
Chapter 9. Off-Axis Methods
Chapter 10. Phase-Shifting Methods
Chapter 11. Common-Path Methods
Chapter 12. White Light Methods
Chapter 13. Fourier Transform Light Scattering
Chapter 14. Current Trends in Methods
Chapter 15. Current Trends in Applications
Appendix A. Complex Analytic Signals
Appendix B. The Two-Dimensional and Three-Dimensional Fourier Transform
Appendix C. QPI Artwork

Author comments

Gabriel Popescu is Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology. He is the editor of Nanobiophotonics.

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