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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1999
  • pp: 744–746

Laser optical feedback tomography

E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 11, pp. 744-746 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000744


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Abstract

We describe a new method for imaging in three-dimensional turbid media, laser optical feedback tomography. This technique is based on the resonant sensitivity of a short-cavity laser to frequency-shifted optical feedback from ballistic photons retrodiffused from the medium. The advantage of the method is that the detector is the laser source itself, which provides optical amplification with self-aligned spatial and temporal coherent detection.

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OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy

Citation
E. Lacot, R. Day, and F. Stoeckel, "Laser optical feedback tomography," Opt. Lett. 24, 744-746 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-11-744


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