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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — May. 30, 2005
  • pp: 4185–4195

Expression of target optical properties in subsurface polarization-gated imaging

Ralph Nothdurft and Gang Yao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 4185-4195 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.004185


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Abstract

We examined the expression of target optical properties in subsurface polarization imaging under linearly and circularly polarized illumination. Reflecting, scattering, and absorption targets were imaged in tissue mimic phantoms. The polarization gated images were compared with raw and unpolarized images to determine image enhancement as a function of target depth. The experimental results were also compared with Monte-Carlo simulations to study the model’s applicability. Our results indicated that polarization imaging provided a means to separate different optical targets where they would otherwise appear similar under unpolarized light.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.4020) Scattering : Mie theory
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

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History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2005
Published: May 30, 2005

Citation
Ralph Nothdurft and Gang Yao, "Expression of target optical properties in subsurface polarization-gated imaging," Opt. Express 13, 4185-4195 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-11-4185


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