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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1991
  • pp: 788–794

Time resolved imaging through a highly scattering medium

Jeremy C. Hebden, Robert A. Kruger, and K. S. Wong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 7, pp. 788-794 (1991)

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Transmission images through a highly scattering medium have been obtained using picosecond pulses of visible light. The imaging method involves recording and discriminating between the times-of-flight of photons that penetrate the medium and using a fraction of the light with the shortest travel times to construct an image. The technique is being developed as a possible alternative method of screening for breast cancer without using potentially harmful x-rays. One- and two-dimensional images are presented of objects whose optical thicknesses are comparable with those of the human breast at visible wavelengths.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 16, 1990
Published: March 1, 1991

Jeremy C. Hebden, Robert A. Kruger, and K. S. Wong, "Time resolved imaging through a highly scattering medium," Appl. Opt. 30, 788-794 (1991)

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