Abstract

Dynamic imaging through scattering media under natural light is a significant challenge in many applications. To overcome this challenge, we propose a new passive imaging technique in scattering media using statistical estimation and photon counting modeling. We directly detect the ballistic photons from objects in scattering media based on statistical optics and then show experimental results to support our proposed method. We have named the proposed technique “peplography.” The word comes from Greek words πεπλo (péplo; “veiled”) and γραϕης (grafís; “writing”). The peplography system directly detects ballistic photons associated with the objects from a single peplogram (“veiled image”) based on statistical optics, and reconstructs the three-dimensional (3D) peplogram using integral imaging.

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