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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 9, Iss. 12 — Dec. 3, 2001
  • pp: 616–621

Terahertz dark-field imaging of biomedical tissue

T. Löffler, T. Bauer, K. J. Siebert, H. G. Roskos, A. Fitzgerald, and S. Czasch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 9, Issue 12, pp. 616-621 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.9.000616


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Abstract

We investigate dark-field imaging in the terahertz (THz) frequency regime with the intention to enhance image contrast through the analysis of scattering and diffraction signatures. A gold-on-TPX test structure and an archived biomedical tissue sample are examined in conventional and dark-field transmission geometry. In particular, the capability of the technique for tumor detection is addressed.

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OCIS Codes
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(260.3090) Physical optics : Infrared, far
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: October 18, 2001
Published: December 3, 2001

Citation
Torsten L�ffler, T. Bauer, Karsten Siebert, Hartmut Roskos, A. Fitzgerald, and S. Czasch, "Terahertz dark-field imaging of biomedical tissue," Opt. Express 9, 616-621 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-9-12-616


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