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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2002
  • pp: 46–53

Blind deconvolution in optical diffusion tomography

Stuart M. Jefferies, Kathy J. Schulze, Charles L. Matson, Kurt Stoltenberg, and E. Keith Hege  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 1, pp. 46-53 (2002)

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We use blind deconvolution methods in optical diffusion tomography to reconstruct images of objects imbedded in or located behind turbid media from continuous-wave measurements of the scattered light transmitted through the media. In particular, we use a blind deconvolution imaging algorithm to determine both a deblurred image of the object and the depth of the object inside the turbid medium. Preliminary results indicate that blind deconvolution produces better reconstructions than can be obtained using backpropagation techniques. Moreover, it does so without requiring prior knowledge of the characteristics of the turbid medium or of what the blur-free target should look like: important advances over backpropagation.

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(100.1830) Image processing : Deconvolution
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media

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Original Manuscript: November 30, 2001
Published: January 14, 2002

Stuart Jefferies, Kathy Schulze, Charles Matson, Kurt Stoltenberg, and E. Keith Hege, "Blind deconvolution in optical diffusion tomography," Opt. Express 10, 46-53 (2002)

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