30 May 1995 Investigation of highly scattering media using near-infrared continuous wave tunable semiconductor laser
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The principle of frequency modulated continuous wave radar (FMCW) has been applied to optical frequencies. By tuning the wavelength of a semiconductor laser with time, high resolution imaging in scattering media is possible. The spatial resolution depends mainly on the tuning range of the laser. Several tuning principles to be used in optical FMCW are discussed. As a coherent detection scheme with small bandwidth is used, low noise and high dynamic range are expected. The basic theory is outlined and experimental results are presented. Nonlinear tuning characteristics that degrade the resolution are discussed and interferometric methods enhancing system characteristics are proposed.
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Udo Haberland, Udo Haberland, Walter Ruetten, Walter Ruetten, Vladimir Blazek, Vladimir Blazek, Hans Juergen Schmitt, Hans Juergen Schmitt, } "Investigation of highly scattering media using near-infrared continuous wave tunable semiconductor laser", Proc. SPIE 2389, Optical Tomography, Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, (30 May 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.209999; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.209999
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