Quantitative phase evaluation of dynamic changes on the cell membrane during laser microsurgery

Lingfeng Yu, Samarendra Mohanty, Gangjun Liu, Suzanne Genc, Myung K. Kim, Zhongping Chen, Michael W. Berns

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Digital holographic microscopy allows determination of dynamic changes in the optical thickness profile of a transparent object with sub-wavelength accuracy. Here, we report a quantitative phase laser microsurgery system, which takes advantage of the precise optical manipulation by the laser microbeam and quantitative phase imaging by digital holographic microscopy with high spatial and temporal resolution. This system would enable absolute quantitation of localized alteration/damage to transparent phase objects, such as the cell membrane or intra-cellular structures, being exposed to the laser microbeam, which was not possible using conventional phase-contrast microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number718210
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
StatePublished - 2009
EventImaging, Manipulation, and Analysis of Biomolecules, Cells, and Tissues VII - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 26 2009Jan 28 2009


  • Cellular damage
  • Laser scissors
  • Optical micromanipulation
  • Quantitative phase imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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