Unconventional Optical Imaging for Biology

SCIENCES - Imagery in Life Sciences by Françoise Peyrin

Unconventional Optical Imaging for Biology

Edited by

Corinne Fournier, University of Jean Monnet, France.
Olivier Haeberlé, University of Haute-Alsace, France.

ISBN : 9781789451320

Publication Date : March 2024

Hardcover 290 pp

165.00 USD



Optical imaging of biological systems has undergone spectacular development in recent years, producing a quantity and a quality of information that, just twenty years ago, could only be dreamed of by physicists, biologists and physicians.

Unconventional imaging systems provide access to physical quantities –phase, absorption, optical index, the polarization property of a wave or the chemical composition of an object – not accessible to conventional measurement systems. To achieve this, these systems use special optical setups and specific digital image processing to reconstruct physical quantities. This field is also known as computational imaging.

This book presents various non-conventional imaging modalities developed for the biomedical field: wave front analysis imaging, digital holography/tomography, optical nanoscopy, endoscopy and single-sensor imaging. Experimental setups and reconstruction algorithms are presented for each modality.


1. Quantitative Phase Microscopy Using Wavefront Analysis, Serge Monneret, Julien Savatier, and Pierre Bon.
2. Holography, Michel Gross and Nicolas Verrier.
3. Inverse Problems for Image Reconstruction in Holography, Ferréol Soulez and Éric Thiébaut.
4. In-line Digital Holographic Microscopy Sample Reconstruction, Fabien Momey, Thomas Olivier, and Corinne Fournier.
5. Transmission Tomographic Diffractive Microscopy, Nicolas Verrier, Matthieu Debailleul, Bertrand Simon, and Olivier Haeberlé.
6. Interference Microscopy, Rémy Claveau, Sébastien Marbach, Stéphane Perrin, Amir Nahas, Manuel Flury, and Paul Montgomery.
7. Multimodal and Multispectral Endoscopic Imaging with Extended Field of View, Christian Daul and Walter Blondel.
8. An Introduction to Single-Pixel Imaging, Nicolas Ducros.

About the authors/editors

Corinne Fournier is Assistant Professor at Université Jean Monnet, France, and member of the Laboratoire Hubert Curien. She works in unconventional imaging and her research interests include the co-design (optics/image processing) of instruments, particularly interferometric microscopy applied to the biomedical field.

Olivier Haeberlé is Professor at the Université de Haute-Alsace, France, and member of the Institut de Recherche en Informatique, Mathématiques, Automatique et Signal. His research interests include image formation mechanisms and new label-free microscopy techniques for cell imaging based on holography.

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