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Significance Of Multiple Scattering In Imaging Through Turbid Media
Author(s): A. Zardecki; S. A . W. Gerstl
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Paper Abstract

The degradation of image quality in a turbid medium is analyzed within the framework of the small-angle approximation, the diffusion approximation, and a rigorous two-dimensional radiative transfer equation. These three approaches allow us to emphasize different aspects of the imaging problem when multiple scattering effects are important. For a medium with a forward-peaked phase function, the separation of multiple scattering into a series of scatterings of various order provides a fruitful technique. The use of the diffusion approximation and transport theory extends the determination of the modulation transfer function to a turbid medium with an arbitrary degree of anisotropy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0642, Modeling and Simulation of Optoelectronic Systems, (25 November 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.975503
Show Author Affiliations
A. Zardecki, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
S. A . W. Gerstl, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0642:
Modeling and Simulation of Optoelectronic Systems
John Dugan O'Keefe, Editor(s)

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