Robustness to misalignment of low-cost, compact quantitative phase imaging architectures.
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Fitzpatrick, C. R. M., Wilson, A., Sawyer, T. W., Christopher, P. J., Wilkinson, T., Bohndiek, S., & Gordon, G. (2020). Robustness to misalignment of low-cost, compact quantitative phase imaging architectures.. OSA continuum, 3 (10), 2660-2679. https://doi.org/10.1364/osac.395498
Non-interferometric approaches to quantitative phase imaging could enable its application in low-cost, miniaturised settings such as capsule endoscopy. We present two possible architectures and both analyse and mitigate the effect of sensor misalignment on phase imaging performance. This is a crucial step towards determining the feasibility of implementing phase imaging in a capsule device. First, we investigate a design based on a folded 4f correlator, both in simulation and experimentally. We demonstrate a novel technique for identifying and compensating for axial misalignment and explore the limits of the approach. Next, we explore the implications of axial and transverse misalignment, and of manufacturing variations on the performance of a phase plate-based architecture, identifying a clear trade-off between phase plate resolution and algorithm convergence time. We conclude that while the phase plate architecture is more robust to misalignment, both architectures merit further development with the goal of realising a low-cost, compact system for applying phase imaging in capsule endoscopy.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/osac.395498
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