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Measurement of smoothed Wigner phase space distributions for low-coherence light in multiple scattering media
Author(s): Adam Wax; John E. Thomas
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Paper Abstract

We use heterodyne detection to characterize the Wigner phase space distribution W(x,p) of an optical field in position x and momentum p. Using a low coherence source, this method is used to obtain optical phase space distributions for various photon path lengths in a multiple scattering medium. These techniques may find important applications in analyzing and enhancing images obtained in coherence tomography as well as in characterizing low coherence sources.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3598, Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications III, (30 April 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347474
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Adam Wax, Duke Univ. (United States)
John E. Thomas, Duke Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3598:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedical Science and Clinical Applications III
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt, Editor(s)

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