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.
© 2001 Optical Society of America
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)