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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1591–1593

Resolution limits for imaging through turbid media with diffuse light

J. A. Moon, R. Mahon, M. D. Duncan, and J. Reintjes  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 1591-1593 (1993)

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We present analytic expressions for the achievable resolution for imaging through a turbid medium with multiply scattered light in the diffusion limit. We find that for detectable levels of light the spatial resolution ℛ (the half-width of the point-spread function) scales with thickness d of the sample as ℛ ≃ (0.2 ± 0.04)d over 10 orders of magnitude in input intensity and transport length. Experiments with a time-gated stimulated Raman amplifier are in good agreement with the calculations.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 29, 1993
Published: October 1, 1993

J. A. Moon, R. Mahon, M. D. Duncan, and J. Reintjes, "Resolution limits for imaging through turbid media with diffuse light," Opt. Lett. 18, 1591-1593 (1993)

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