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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2013
  • pp: 2300–2305

Experimental results of revised Misell algorithm for imaging through weakly scattering biological tissue

Maya Aviv, Eran Gur, and Zeev Zalevsky  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 11, pp. 2300-2305 (2013)

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A Static random perturbation weakly scattering media may significantly reduce image quality, in many kinds of applications. An example of such a medium can be a soft tissue such as skin or flesh, through which one may wish to image an object, such as a bone, located behind. In this paper we present experimental results of newly developed deblurring approach for obtaining a better image of objects positioned behind static random perturbation media. This approach for extraction of the high spatial frequencies is based on iterative computation similar to the well-known Gerchberg–Saxton algorithm for phase retrieval. By focusing a camera onto three or more planes positioned between the imaging camera and the perturbation media, we are able to retrieve the phase distribution of those planes and then reconstruct the intensity of the object by numerical free-space propagation of this extracted complex field, to the estimated position of the object.

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OCIS Codes
(000.1430) General : Biology and medicine
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(100.2980) Image processing : Image enhancement
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(110.3010) Imaging systems : Image reconstruction techniques

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: January 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2013
Published: April 4, 2013

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Maya Aviv, Eran Gur, and Zeev Zalevsky, "Experimental results of revised Misell algorithm for imaging through weakly scattering biological tissue," Appl. Opt. 52, 2300-2305 (2013)

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