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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2001
  • pp: 45–51

Ultrafast, cross-correlated harmonic imaging through scattering media

Amos Kuditcher, Brian G. Hoover, Markus P. Hehlen, Emmett N. Leith, Stephen C. Rand, and Marian P. Shih  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 1, pp. 45-51 (2001)

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A simple upconversion scheme utilizing 40-fs pulses is shown to permit high-contrast imaging of objects obscured by a highly scattering medium when no ballistic component is evident in the scattered light and imaging is performed with any portion of the scattered light pulse. We present a time-gated, inherently low-pass spatially filtered imaging method that minimizes signal-averaging requirements and greatly facilitates imaging under severe scattering (turbid) conditions.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(070.0070) Fourier optics and signal processing : Fourier optics and signal processing
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Original Manuscript: August 24, 2000
Published: January 1, 2001

Amos Kuditcher, Brian G. Hoover, Markus P. Hehlen, Emmett N. Leith, Stephen C. Rand, and Marian P. Shih, "Ultrafast, cross-correlated harmonic imaging through scattering media," Appl. Opt. 40, 45-51 (2001)

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