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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1995
  • pp: 492–494

Optical imaging through highly scattering media by use of heterodyne detection in the 1.3-μm wavelength region

Kin Pui Chan, Makoto Yamada, B. Devaraj, and Humio Inaba  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 492-494 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.000492


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Abstract

Optical imaging through highly scattering media was studied in the 1.3-μm wavelength region by use of a continuous-wave Nd:YAG laser and an optical heterodyne detection technique. We measured and compared the extinction coefficients of the fat emulsion Intralipid-10% at 0.80, 1.064, and 1.319 μm and demonstrated that the low scattering at 1.319 μm will permit optical imaging through highly scattering media, which otherwise may not be achieved. A possible use of water absorption at 1.319 μm to image the interior structure of biological tissues is also presented and discussed.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 1994
Published: March 1, 1995

Citation
Kin Pui Chan, Humio Inaba, Makoto Yamada, and B. Devaraj, "Optical imaging through highly scattering media by use of heterodyne detection in the 1.3-μm wavelength region," Opt. Lett. 20, 492-494 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-5-492

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