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Polarization imaging through scattering media
Author(s): Stephen P. Morgan; Manping Khong; Michael G. Somekh
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Paper Abstract

The imaging resolution in turbid media is severely degraded by light scattering. Resolution can be improved by extracting the unscattered or weakly scattered light. In this paper the state of polarization of the emerging light is used to discriminate photon pathlength, the more weakly scattered photons maintaining their original polarization state. It is experimentally demonstrated that over a wide range of scatterer concentrations, different particle sizes possess different characteristics. Three distinct regimes are described in detail along with the techniques to improve resolution within these regimes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2626, Photon Propagation in Tissues, (18 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228674
Show Author Affiliations
Stephen P. Morgan, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Manping Khong, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Michael G. Somekh, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2626:
Photon Propagation in Tissues
Britton Chance; David T. Delpy; Gerhard J. Mueller, Editor(s)

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