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Three-dimensional visualization of objects in scattering medium by use of computational integral imaging.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18711547     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In this paper, we propose a method to three-dimensionally visualize objects in a scattering medium using integral imaging. Our approach is based on a particular use of the interference phenomenon between the ballistic photons getting through the scattering medium and the scattered photons being scattered by the medium. For three-dimensional (3D) sensing of the scattered objects, the synthetic aperture integral imaging system under coherent illumination records the scattered elemental images of the objects. Then, the computational geometrical ray propagation algorithm is applied to the scattered elemental images in order to eliminate the interference patterns between scattered and object beams. The original 3D information of the scattered objects is recovered by multiple imaging channels, each with a unique perspective of the object. We present both simulation and experimental results with virtual and real objects to demonstrate the proposed concepts.
Inkyu Moon; Bahram Javidi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Optics express     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1094-4087     ISO Abbreviation:  Opt Express     Publication Date:  2008 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-19     Completed Date:  2008-10-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137103     Medline TA:  Opt Express     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13080-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept of Electrical and Computer Engineering, U-2157, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-2157, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Computer Simulation
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Imaging, Three-Dimensional / methods*
Models, Theoretical*
Nephelometry and Turbidimetry / methods*
Scattering, Radiation

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