Image reconstruction in spherical-wave intensity diffraction tomography

Mark A. Anastasio, Daxin Shi, Yin Huang, Greg Gbur

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A reconstruction theory for intensity diffraction tomography (I-DT) has been proposed that permits reconstruction of a weakly scattering object without explicit knowledge of phase information. We investigate the I-DT reconstruction problem assuming an incident (paraxial) spherical wave and scanning geometries that employ fixed source-to-object distances. Novel reconstruction methods are derived by identifying and exploiting tomographic symmetries and the rotational invariance of the problem. An underlying theme is that symmetries in tomographic imaging systems can facilitate solutions for phase-retrieval problems. A preliminary numerical investigation of the developed reconstruction methods is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2651-2661
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America A: Optics and Image Science, and Vision
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition


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