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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1595–1599

Spectral ballistic imaging: a novel technique for viewing through turbid or obstructing media

Er’el Granot and Shmuel Sternklar  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 1595-1599 (2003)

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We propose a new method for viewing through turbid or obstructing media. The medium is illuminated with a modulated cw laser and the amplitude and phase of the transmitted (or reflected) signal is measured. This process takes place for a set of wavelengths in a certain wide band. In this way we acquire the Fourier transform of the temporal output. With this information we can reconstruct the temporal shape of the transmitted signal by computing the inverse transform. The proposed method benefits from the advantages of the first-light technique: high resolution, simple algorithms, insensitivity to boundary condition, etc., without suffering from its main deficiencies: complex and expensive equipment.

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(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

Original Manuscript: September 10, 2002
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2003
Manuscript Accepted: January 21, 2003
Published: August 1, 2003

Er’el Granot and Shmuel Sternklar, "Spectral ballistic imaging: a novel technique for viewing through turbid or obstructing media," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 1595-1599 (2003)

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