digital holographic microscopy

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HexastormHexastorm 05/29/2021 at 11:400 Comments

I found a technique, i did not consider earlier.

Digital holographic microscopy (DHM) is digital holography applied to microscopy.

I think prisms are suited for this domain. An optical wave is split in two. One part is used to illuminate a sample from the bottom with a plane wave. The other part illuminates the sample at a specific point. The waves interfere and the reflected light is measured by a camera. A prism could be used to to scan this spot. It would require a very fast camera but these do exist.

It can be used in reverse as well for triggering reactions like polymerization. This requires something like a digital micromirror device, these are typically slower. So that might not be a good fit with current technology.

There is a very nice old video on holography on YouTube