Unstained blood smear contrast enhancement using spectral time multiplexing super resolution

Marie-Florence Yebouet, Ambroise Diby, Kenneth Kaduki, Jérémie Zoueu
2020 Journal of Spectral Imaging  
We report the use of Time Multiplexing Super Resolution (TMSR) to reduce significantly speckle noise in spectral imaging microscopy of unstained thin blood smear samples of malaria-infected blood. The method is based on combining speckle illumination with a moving array serving as an encoding mask. We propose the use of a new encoding mask to improve the performance of the conventional TMSR method. The new mask is a two-dimensional generalisation of the one- dimensional Ipatov code. The mask is
more » ... v code. The mask is projected on the object and 13 low-resolution images captured and subsequently decoded properly using the same array. The low contrast images are added and extracted from the resulting reconstruction, giving a super-resolved, high-contrast image. The Ipatov filter used in this work performs better than the Barker filter.
doi:10.1255/jsi.2020.a1 fatcat:uopx3mfdgff6dfs72s5wg76rii