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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1535–1542

Time-resolved Fourier optical diffuse tomography

M. Xu, M. Lax, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 18, Issue 7, pp. 1535-1542 (2001)

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Time-resolved Fourier optical diffuse tomography is a novel approach for imaging of objects in a highly scattering turbid medium with use of an incident (near) plane wave. The theory of the propagation of spatial Fourier components of the scattered wave field is presented, along with a fast algorithm for three-dimensional reconstruction in a parallel planar geometry. Examples of successful reconstructions of simulated hidden absorptive or scattering objects embedded inside a human-tissue-like semi-infinite turbid medium are provided.

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OCIS Codes
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2000
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2000
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2000
Published: July 1, 2001

M. Xu, M. Lax, and R. R. Alfano, "Time-resolved Fourier optical diffuse tomography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 18, 1535-1542 (2001)

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