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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 2009
  • pp: 9558–9570

Depth-resolving THz imaging with tomosynthesis

Naoki Sunaguchi, Yoshiaki Sasaki, Norihide Maikusa, Mina Kawai, Tetsuya Yuasa, and Chiko Otani  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 9558-9570 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.009558


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Abstract

We demonstrated a depth-resolved 3D imaging technique based on absorption contrast using tomosynthesis. Tomosynthesis is similar to computed tomography except that the number of projections is much smaller. We constructed a tomosynthesis imaging system, which detects a transmitted continuous THz wave. We applied a backprojection method that was suitable for the constructed detection configuration, to reconstruct an image. Using this system, we imaged a test sample made from paper and reproduced characters written by pencil.

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OCIS Codes
(110.6795) Imaging systems : Terahertz imaging
(110.6955) Imaging systems : Tomographic imaging
(110.3010) Imaging systems : Image reconstruction techniques

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

History
Original Manuscript: March 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2009
Published: May 22, 2009

Citation
Naoki Sunaguchi, Yoshiaki Sasaki, Norihide Maikusa, Mina Kawai, Tetsuya Yuasa, and Chiko Otani, "Depth-resolving THz imaging 
with tomosynthesis," Opt. Express 17, 9558-9570 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-12-9558


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