Polarization imaging through scattering media

S. P. Morgan, M. P. Khong, Michael Geoffrey Somekh

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventPhoton Propagation in Tissues - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 13 Sept 199514 Sept 1995


ConferencePhoton Propagation in Tissues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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