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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 30, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 1991
  • pp: 1796–1803

Three-dimensional confocal imaging of objects embedded within thick diffusing media

David S. Dilworth, Emmett N. Leith, and Joaquin L. Lopez  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 14, pp. 1796-1803 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.30.001796


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Abstract

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

History
Original Manuscript: February 26, 1990
Published: May 10, 1991

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-30-14-1796


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References

  1. D. D. Dilworth, E. N. Leith, J. L. Lopez, “Imaging Absorbing Structures within Thick Diffusing Media,” Appl. Opt. 29, 691–698 (1990). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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  4. D. E. Dudgeon, R. M. Mersereau, Multidimensional Digital Signal Processing (Prentice-Hall, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1984).

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