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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 7740–7747

High contrast ballistic imaging using femtosecond optical Kerr gate of tellurite glass

Wenjiang Tan, Zhiguang Zhou, Aoxiang Lin, Jinhai Si, Pingping Zhan, Bin Wu, and Xun Hou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 7740-7747 (2013)

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We investigated the ballistic imaging technique using femtosecond optical Kerr gate of a tellurite glass. High contrast images of an object hidden behind turbid media were obtained. Compared to the conventional femtosecond optical Kerr gate using fused quartz, the optical Kerr gate using tellurite glass has more capacity to acquire high quality images of the object hidden behind a high optical density turbid medium. The experimental results indicated that the tellurite glass is a good candidate as the optical Kerr material for the ballistic imaging technique due to its large optical nonlinearity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2013
Published: March 21, 2013

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Wenjiang Tan, Zhiguang Zhou, Aoxiang Lin, Jinhai Si, Pingping Zhan, Bin Wu, and Xun Hou, "High contrast ballistic imaging using femtosecond optical Kerr gate of tellurite glass," Opt. Express 21, 7740-7747 (2013)

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