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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 1 — Jul. 3, 2000
  • pp: 23–28

Deep subsurface imaging in tissues using spectral and polarization filtering

S. G. Demos, H. B. Radousky, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 7, Issue 1, pp. 23-28 (2000)

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Deep subsurface imaging in tissues is demonstrated by employing both spectral and polarization discrimination of the backscattered photons. This technique provides enhancement in the visibility of subsurface structures via processing of the depolarized images obtained using polarized illumination at different wavelengths. The experimental results demonstrate detection and imaging of a high-scattering object located up to 1.5-cm beneath the surface of a host chicken tissue used as the model medium.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

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Original Manuscript: May 23, 2000
Published: July 3, 2000

Stavros Demos, Harry Radousky, and Robert Alfano, "Deep subsurface imaging in tissues using spectral and polarization filtering," Opt. Express 7, 23-28 (2000)

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