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
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.