Jones Phase Microscopy (JPM)

Posted on February 25, 2012 by admin

We developed an interferometric microscopy technique, referred to as Jones phase microscopy (JPM), capable of extracting the spatially-resolved Jones polarization matrix associated with transparent and anisotropic samples. This is a generalization of quantitative phase imaging, which is recovered from one diagonal element of the measured matrix. The principle of the technique is demonstrated with measurements of a liquid crystal spatial light modulator and the potential for live cell imaging with experiments on live neurons in culture.