Figure of merit for task-based assessment of frequency-domain diffusive imaging

Dongyel Kang, Matthew A. Kupinski

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A figure of merit (FOM) for frequency-domain diffusive imaging (FDDI) is theoretically developed adapting the concept of Hotelling observer signal-to-noise ratio. Different from conventionally used FOMs for FDDI, the newly developed FOM considers diffused intensities, modulation amplitudes, and phases in combination. The FOM applied to Monte Carlo simulations of signal- and background-known-exactly problems shows unique characteristics that are in agreement with findings in the literature. We believe that a task based assessment using the FOM improves the characterization of FDDI systems and allows for complete system optimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)235-237
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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