Intermediate Optics for Microscopy

Intermediate Optics for Microscopy NBIPMOD3

This module focuses on the Fourier optics approach to the understanding of optical micropscopy. After completing the module, participants will have a knowledge of the following topics: the Fourier transform in twodimensions, properties of the Fourier transform, convolution, the sampling theorem, the Fourier theory of optical imaging, coherent, incoherent and partially coherent imaging, brightfield microscopy, tilted coherent and darkfield imaging, phase contrast methods, confocal microscopy, fluorescence techniques (outline only) and "super-resolution" methods. Level: 2A; ECTS: 2;Course Director: Prof. Chris Dainty NUIG.