Phase contrast imaging paper accepted for Physical Review Letters

Our work on the theory of phase contrast imaging  will appear in Physical Review Letters this week.

The theory was developed by Ebube Ilo-Okeke, and treats for the first time phase contrast imaging at the single shot level.  Past works treated the problem as a continuous measurement.

One interesting statistic: according to searching the APS database, this is the first paper in PRL since 1986 with a Nigerian affiliation.  The last one prior to our work was

The press release for the paper is here

Press release



Above: Schematic of the phase contrast imaging setup.  Light illuminates the BEC from the left and produces a phase shift in the light.  This is interfered with light that does not go through the BEC, to produce the measurement result.