Microscopy and spectroscopy on a cell phone

Kaiqin Chu, Zachary J. Smith, Alyssa R. Espenson, Denis M Dwyre, Stephen Lane, Dennis Matthews, Sebastian Wachsmann-Hogiu

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We have developed two attachments that transform a cell phones camera into either a microscope with 1.5 micron resolution or a spectrometer with a 5 nm spectral resolution. We show applications to medically relevant problems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaser Science, LS 2011
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529176
StatePublished - 2011
EventLaser Science, LS 2011 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 16 2011Oct 20 2011

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherLaser Science, LS 2011
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Chu, K., Smith, Z. J., Espenson, A. R., Dwyre, D. M., Lane, S., Matthews, D., & Wachsmann-Hogiu, S. (2011). Microscopy and spectroscopy on a cell phone. In Laser Science, LS 2011 (Optics InfoBase Conference Papers). Optical Society of America (OSA). https://doi.org/10.1364/boda.2011.bwa3