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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 26780–26785

Acousto-optic imaging of a color picture hidden behind a scattering layer

Terence S. Leung and Shihong Jiang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 26780-26785 (2013)

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An imaging technique has been developed to image a color picture hidden behind a 5 mm thick, highly scattering layer with low transmittance of 0.24%. Small vibrations (< 1 µm) were induced in the hidden picture, causing a time-varying speckle pattern on the scattering layer in the front, which is captured by a CCD camera and quantified as speckle contrast difference (SCD). With two lasers at 543 nm and 633 nm, the imaging system raster-scans the front of the scattering layer and the resulting SCD image reveals the color features of the hidden picture.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6480) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, speckle
(170.1065) Medical optics and biotechnology : Acousto-optics
(280.4788) Remote sensing and sensors : Optical sensing and sensors

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: September 18, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 23, 2013
Published: October 29, 2013

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Terence S. Leung and Shihong Jiang, "Acousto-optic imaging of a color picture hidden behind a scattering layer," Opt. Express 21, 26780-26785 (2013)

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