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Title: Depth-resolved ballistic imaging in a low-depth-of-field optical Kerr gated imaging system

Abstract

We demonstrate depth-resolved imaging in a ballistic imaging system, in which a heterodyned femtosecond optical Kerr gate is introduced to extract useful imaging photons for detecting an object hidden in turbid media and a compound lens is proposed to ensure both the depth-resolved imaging capability and the long working distance. Two objects of about 15-μm widths hidden in a polystyrene-sphere suspension have been successfully imaged with approximately 600-μm depth resolution. Modulation-transfer-function curves with the object in and away from the object plane have also been measured to confirm the depth-resolved imaging capability of the low-depth-of-field (low-DOF) ballistic imaging system. This imaging approach shows potential for application in research of the internal structure of highly scattering fuel spray.

Authors:
; ; ; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education and Shaanxi Key Lab of Information Photonic Technique, School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xianning-xilu 28, Xi'an 710049 (China)
  2. Departments of Applied Physics, Xi'an University of Technology, Xi'an 710048 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22598800
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: (c) 2016 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; APPROXIMATIONS; DEPTH; DIAGRAMS; DISTANCE; IMAGES; KERR EFFECT; LENSES; MODULATION; PHOTONS; POLYSTYRENE; RESOLUTION; SCATTERING; SPHERES; SPRAYS; SUSPENSIONS; TRANSFER FUNCTIONS; WIDTH

Citation Formats

Zheng, Yipeng, Tan, Wenjiang, E-mail: tanwenjiang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn, Si, Jinhai, Ren, YuHu, Xu, Shichao, Hou, Xun, and Tong, Junyi. Depth-resolved ballistic imaging in a low-depth-of-field optical Kerr gated imaging system. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4962163.
Zheng, Yipeng, Tan, Wenjiang, E-mail: tanwenjiang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn, Si, Jinhai, Ren, YuHu, Xu, Shichao, Hou, Xun, & Tong, Junyi. Depth-resolved ballistic imaging in a low-depth-of-field optical Kerr gated imaging system. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4962163.
Zheng, Yipeng, Tan, Wenjiang, E-mail: tanwenjiang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn, Si, Jinhai, Ren, YuHu, Xu, Shichao, Hou, Xun, and Tong, Junyi. Wed . "Depth-resolved ballistic imaging in a low-depth-of-field optical Kerr gated imaging system". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4962163.
@article{osti_22598800,
title = {Depth-resolved ballistic imaging in a low-depth-of-field optical Kerr gated imaging system},
author = {Zheng, Yipeng and Tan, Wenjiang, E-mail: tanwenjiang@mail.xjtu.edu.cn and Si, Jinhai and Ren, YuHu and Xu, Shichao and Hou, Xun and Tong, Junyi},
abstractNote = {We demonstrate depth-resolved imaging in a ballistic imaging system, in which a heterodyned femtosecond optical Kerr gate is introduced to extract useful imaging photons for detecting an object hidden in turbid media and a compound lens is proposed to ensure both the depth-resolved imaging capability and the long working distance. Two objects of about 15-μm widths hidden in a polystyrene-sphere suspension have been successfully imaged with approximately 600-μm depth resolution. Modulation-transfer-function curves with the object in and away from the object plane have also been measured to confirm the depth-resolved imaging capability of the low-depth-of-field (low-DOF) ballistic imaging system. This imaging approach shows potential for application in research of the internal structure of highly scattering fuel spray.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4962163},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 9,
volume = 120,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Sep 07 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}