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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 3 — Mar. 18, 2011

Imaging beyond the ballistic limit in coherence imaging using multiply scattered light

Michael G. Giacomelli and Adam Wax  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 5, pp. 4268-4279 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.004268


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Abstract

We present an imaging system based on low coherence interferometric detection of multiply scattered light for extended depth imaging into highly scattering media. By incorporating angle-resolved detection, coherence imaging with multiply scattered photons is shown to be both feasible and potentially superior to existing techniques for performing time-resolved measurements of scattered light. Imaging is demonstrated through nearly 100 mean free paths of scattering phantom in a single-ended geometry. The resolution and imaging contrast are compared to those obtained with conventional OCT systems which chiefly detect singly scattered light.

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OCIS Codes
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(100.3175) Image processing : Interferometric imaging

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: January 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2011
Published: February 17, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Michael G. Giacomelli and Adam Wax, "Imaging beyond the ballistic limit in coherence imaging using multiply scattered light," Opt. Express 19, 4268-4279 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-5-4268


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