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Inline Holography

Edited by: Wouter Van den Broek, Lei Tian, Christoph Koch

In many imaging systems, the phase of coherent wave functions, or related quantities of partially coherent radiation fields carries important information. In optical microscopes, for example, the phase is related to the local refractive index and thickness of transparent objects or to the topography in reflection. In electron microscopy, the phase of the scattered electron wave can be used to determine electrostatic potential, magnetic field, or strain within the transmitted object. The development of inline holographic approaches aiming at the reconstruction of wave fronts of electrons, photons, or neutrons by techniques that do not rely on interference with an external reference wave, such as focal series reconstruction, ptychography, slope-detecting wave front sensing, etc., has become increasingly popular in recent years. This thematic series in Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging highlights recent advances in this field.

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  1. Content type: Review

    It is now established that the 3D structure of homogeneous nanocrystals can be recovered from in-line hologram of single projections. The method builds on a quantitative contrast interpretation of electron exi...

    Authors: F. -R. Chen, C. Kisielowski and D. Van Dyck

    Citation: Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging 2017 3:8

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  2. Content type: Research

    We develop an automatic and objective method to measure and correct residual aberrations in atomic-resolution HRTEM complex exit waves for crystalline samples aligned along a low-index zone axis. Our method us...

    Authors: Colin Ophus, Haider I Rasool, Martin Linck, Alex Zettl and Jim Ciston

    Citation: Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging 2016 2:15

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  3. Content type: Research

    The transport of intensity equation (TIE) offers a convenient method to retrieve the phase of a wave function from maps of the irradiance (images) recorded at different planes along the optic axis of an optica...

    Authors: Amin Parvizi, Wouter Van den Broek and Christoph T. Koch

    Citation: Advanced Structural and Chemical Imaging 2016 2:3

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