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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4494–4497

Inverse scattering solutions using low-coherence light

Renjie Zhou, Taewoo Kim, Lynford L. Goddard, and Gabriel Popescu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4494-4497 (2014)

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We present a new wave-vector-space approach for solving inverse scattering problems. In our formulation, the theories for diffraction tomography and coherence gating are combined to explain 3D reconstruction with low-coherence light. Specifically, we apply this method to solve the scattering problem with broadband fields for transmission and reflection measurements. Our results can be applied to any interferometric measurements with low-coherence light, including optical coherence tomography, angle-resolved low-coherence interferometry, and white-light diffraction tomography.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1960) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction theory
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(180.3170) Microscopy : Interference microscopy
(180.1655) Microscopy : Coherence tomography
(110.6955) Imaging systems : Tomographic imaging

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Original Manuscript: April 21, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 23, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 23, 2014
Published: July 28, 2014

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Renjie Zhou, Taewoo Kim, Lynford L. Goddard, and Gabriel Popescu, "Inverse scattering solutions using low-coherence light," Opt. Lett. 39, 4494-4497 (2014)

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