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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2587–2589

Binary phase masking for optical interrogation of matters in turbid media

Feiling Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 22, pp. 2587-2589 (2008)

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For optically interrogating substances overlaid by turbid media, a method of wavefront manipulation by means of binary phase masking is proposed. Through altering the degree of mode matching between the fields reaching the collection optics and the field distribution of the propagation mode of single-mode waveguides, the proposed method can be used to suppress the collection of short-range light originated near the collection optics while permitting unimpeded collection of light originated from sites substantially behind turbid media. General description of the principles is accompanied by a numerical modeling. A group of binary phase masks, mutually orthogonal, are introduced for practical applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2300) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber measurements
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(110.0113) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbid media
(120.6168) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Speckle interferometry, stellar
(220.1080) Optical design and fabrication : Active or adaptive optics

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: July 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 29, 2008
Published: November 7, 2008

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Feiling Wang, "Binary phase masking for optical interrogation of matters in turbid media," Opt. Lett. 33, 2587-2589 (2008)

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