Confocal scanning methods are modified to allow 3-D imaging of objects embedded within thick diffusing media. A method called exfoliative deconvolution is used to sharpen a volume image in which the blur is depth variant. Experimental results are presented.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 26, 1990
Published: May 10, 1991
David S. Dilworth, Emmett N. Leith, and Joaquin L. Lopez, "Three-dimensional confocal imaging of objects embedded within thick diffusing media," Appl. Opt. 30, 1796-1803 (1991)