Fourier transform light scattering of inhomogeneous and dynamic structures.

TitleFourier transform light scattering of inhomogeneous and dynamic structures.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsDing, Huafeng, Wang Zhuo, Nguyen Freddy, Boppart Stephen A., and Popescu Gabriel
JournalPhys Rev Lett
Date Published2008 Dec 05
KeywordsErythrocytes, Fourier Analysis, Light, Scattering, Radiation

Fourier transform light scattering (FTLS) is a novel experimental approach that combines optical microscopy, holography, and light scattering for studying inhomogeneous and dynamic media. In FTLS the optical phase and amplitude of a coherent image field are quantified and propagated numerically to the scattering plane. Because it detects all the scattered angles (spatial frequencies) simultaneously in each point of the image, FTLS can be regarded as the spatial equivalent of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, where all the temporal frequencies are detected at each moment in time.

Alternate JournalPhys. Rev. Lett.
PubMed ID19113597
Grant ListR21 CA115536 / CA / NCI NIH HHS / United States