Abstract

We analyze the optical resolution of Fourier transform spectral interferometric-coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering microscopy, which extracts the complex amplitude of an image by using a spectral interferometric effect. Image-formation formulas are presented that describe the properties of the image observed by the apparatus. The image-formation properties represented by the coherent transfer function are different depending on the mode (transmission, reflection, etc.) of the microscopy.

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