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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 35 — Dec. 10, 2011
  • pp: 6495–6504

Tomographic reconstruction of three-dimensional refractive index fields by use of a regularized phase-tracking technique and a polynomial approximation method

Chao Tian, Yongying Yang, Yongmo Zhuo, Tao Wei, and Tong Ling  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 35, pp. 6495-6504 (2011)

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We present a complete data-processing procedure for quantitative reconstruction of three-dimensional (3D) refractive index fields from limited multidirectional interferometric data. The proposed procedure includes two parts: (1) extraction of the projection data from limited multidirectional interferograms by a regularized phase-tracking technique and wavefront fitting and (2) reconstruction of the 3D refractive index fields by a modified polynomial approximation method. It has been shown that the procedure gives a satisfactory solution to the reconstruction issue in interferometric tomography, from the initial projection data extraction to the final image reconstruction. Computer simulation and experimental results are both presented.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(280.2490) Remote sensing and sensors : Flow diagnostics

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

Original Manuscript: June 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2011
Published: December 2, 2011

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Chao Tian, Yongying Yang, Yongmo Zhuo, Tao Wei, and Tong Ling, "Tomographic reconstruction of three-dimensional refractive index fields by use of a regularized phase-tracking technique and a polynomial approximation method," Appl. Opt. 50, 6495-6504 (2011)

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