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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 1 — Jul. 7, 1997
  • pp: 6–11

A diffraction tomographic model of the forward problem using diffuse photon density waves

Charles L. Matson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 1, pp. 6-11 (1997)

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We present a model of the forward problem for diffuse photon density waves in turbid medium using a diffraction tomographic problem formulation. We consider a spatially-varying inhomogeneous structure whose absorption properties satisfy the Born approximation and whose scattering properties are identical to the homogeneous turbid media in which it is imbedded. The two-dimensional Fourier transform of the scattered field, measured in a plane, is shown to be related to the three-dimensional Fourier transform of the object evaluated on a surface which in many cases is approximately a plane.

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(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 19, 1997
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 1997
Published: July 7, 1997

Charles Matson, "A diffraction tomographic model of the forward problem using diffuse photon density waves," Opt. Express 1, 6-11 (1997)

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