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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 5054–5057

Quantitative phase-contrast imaging through a scattering media

Rakesh Kumar Singh, Anandraj M. Sharma, and Bhargab Das  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 17, pp. 5054-5057 (2014)

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We report a new technique for the recovery of quantitative phase and amplitude information of an object hidden behind a scattering medium. Two-point intensity correlation measurement together with digital holography principles are utilized for this purpose. The hologram information of the object and a reference beam is scrambled by the presence of a scattering medium in its path. A direct digital holographic recording of this scattered light does not lead to the reconstruction of actual object information. We propose the idea of recovering this hologram information from the spatially fluctuating field of a laser speckle pattern using the intensity correlation, and subsequently apply digital reconstruction of the hologram for recovery of quantitative phase and amplitude information of objects hidden by a random diffuser.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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Original Manuscript: May 20, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2014
Published: August 20, 2014

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