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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 17 — Aug. 18, 2008
  • pp: 13080–13089

Three-dimensional visualization of objects in scattering medium by use of computational integral imaging

Inkyu Moon and Bahram Javidi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 17, pp. 13080-13089 (2008)

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In this paper, we propose a method to three-dimensionally visualize objects in a scattering medium using integral imaging. Our approach is based on a particular use of the interference phenomenon between the ballistic photons getting through the scattering medium and the scattered photons being scattered by the medium. For three-dimensional (3D) sensing of the scattered objects, the synthetic aperture integral imaging system under coherent illumination records the scattered elemental images of the objects. Then, the computational geometrical ray propagation algorithm is applied to the scattered elemental images in order to eliminate the interference patterns between scattered and object beams. The original 3D information of the scattered objects is recovered by multiple imaging channels, each with a unique perspective of the object. We present both simulation and experimental results with virtual and real objects to demonstrate the proposed concepts.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6150) Imaging systems : Speckle imaging
(110.6880) Imaging systems : Three-dimensional image acquisition
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 18, 2008
Published: August 12, 2008

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Inkyu Moon and Bahram Javidi, "Three-dimensional visualization of objects in scattering medium by use of computational integral imaging," Opt. Express 16, 13080-13089 (2008)

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