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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 19 — Sep. 18, 2006
  • pp: 8598–8603

Quasi-ballistic imaging through a dynamic scattering medium with optical-field averaging using Spectral-Ballistic-Imaging

Er’el Granot, Shmuel Sternklar, Yossi Ben-Aderet, and Dan Schermann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 19, pp. 8598-8603 (2006)

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We measure the sub-picosecond optical impulse response of a system consisting of a varying 1D diffusive medium and a stationary hidden object. It is shown that by averaging the temporal optical field response of a diffusive medium (as opposed to the optical intensity response) the signal-to-noise ratio of the object’s reflection can be improved considerably. The Spectral-Ballistic-Imaging technique is used to reconstruct the optical-field impulse response with a 200fs temporal resolution.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(170.5280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Photon migration
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: September 28, 2005
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2006
Published: September 18, 2006

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Er'el Granot, Shmuel Sternklar, Yossi Ben-Aderet, and Dan Schermann, "Quasi-ballistic imaging through a dynamic scattering medium with optical-field averaging using Spectral-Ballistic-Imaging," Opt. Express 14, 8598-8603 (2006)

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