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Optical clearing of paper studied by optical coherence tomography: Monte Carlo simulation
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Paper Abstract

The problem of fast investigation of the structural properties of paper samples is of great interest nowadays. The existing methods for structural imaging of paper require long time for obtaining the final result or need changing the structure of the studied sample. One of modem high-promising non-invasive techniques for faster examination of paper structure is optical coherence tomography (OCT), based on the principles of low-coherence interferometry of light backscattered from the investigated object. In present paper we simulate OCT signals from different paper samples with planar and non-planar geometry of air-fiber boundaries implementing Monte Carlo method. OCT provides quality images of in-depth scanning for optically transparent low-scattering objects, however for high-scattering media the maximal scanning depth is quite small. In order to increase the scanning depth for such media different clearing agents are used. We consider ethanol, 1-pentanol, glycerol and benzyl alcohol as such agents applied to a paper sample. Obtained results show, that all agents under consideration provide better visualization of rear border of the studied sample, which is very important for precise paper thickness measurement. However, the agents, showing the best results for rear border visualization provide worse visualization of the inner structure of the sample.

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Date Published: 9 June 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6162, International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2005: Laser Sensing, Imaging, and Information Technologies, 61620L (9 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675003
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Mikhail Kirillin, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Alexander V. Priezzhev, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Jukka Hast, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)
Risto Myllylä, Univ. of Oulu (Finland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6162:
International Conference on Lasers, Applications, and Technologies 2005: Laser Sensing, Imaging, and Information Technologies
Tito Arecchi; Igor P. Gurov; Toyohiko Yatagai; Vladislav Ya. Panchenko; Vladimir S. Golubev, Editor(s)

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