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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 1999
  • pp: 743–750

Spectral holography for imaging through scattering media

Marian P. Shih  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 5, pp. 743-750 (1999)

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Absorbers were imaged through a highly scattering material by application of spectral holography. A broad-spectrum source forms the spectral hologram of light transmitted by a diffuser, and computer processing reconstructs a series of images of the diffuser as it would have appeared with scattered light that traveled different path lengths. One of these reconstructed images is certain to be an image formed with first-arriving light and is therefore an image of the diffuser as seen with the least-scattered light. Experimental results present an image of an absorber hidden by a diffuser in which the gating was done by computer.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1760) Holography : Computer holography
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(300.6480) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, speckle

Original Manuscript: August 4, 1998
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 1998
Published: February 10, 1999

Marian P. Shih, "Spectral holography for imaging through scattering media," Appl. Opt. 38, 743-750 (1999)

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