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  • Vol. 12, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1987
  • pp: 858–860

Image synthesis from nonimaged laser-speckle patterns

Paul S. Idell, J. R. Fienup, and Ron S. Goodman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 12, Issue 11, pp. 858-860 (1987)

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We demonstrate that unspeckled images of coherently illuminated, diffuse objects can be formed from measurements of backscattered laser-speckle intensity. The theoretical basis for this imaging technique is outlined, and results of computer experiments that successfully construct images from digitally simulated laser-speckle measurements are presented.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 8, 1987
Manuscript Accepted: August 14, 1987
Published: November 1, 1987

Paul S. Idell, J. R. Fienup, and Ron S. Goodman, "Image synthesis from nonimaged laser-speckle patterns," Opt. Lett. 12, 858-860 (1987)

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