We propose a new detection method for ultrasound-modulated optical tomography that allows us to perform parallel speckle detection with optimum shot-noise sensitivity, using a CCD camera. Moreover, we show that making use of a spatial filter system allows us to fully filter out speckle decorrelation noise. This method is confirmed by a test experiment.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(090.0090) Holography : Holography
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
M. Gross, P. Goy, and M. Al-Koussa, "Shot-noise detection of ultrasound-tagged photons in ultrasound-modulated optical imaging," Opt. Lett. 28, 2482-2484 (2003)