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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 4300–4302

Resolution improvement in microscopic imaging through turbid media based on differential polarization gating

Steven P. Schilders, Xiaosong S. Gan, and Min Gu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4300-4302 (1998)

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We report a new method for microscopic imaging of an object embedded in a turbid medium, based on the differential polarization-gating mechanism. It is demonstrated that with this method, image resolution through optically thick milk suspensions can be improved by as much as 30% compared with no-gating methods. An image resolution of tens of micrometers is achieved in an optically thick turbid medium, which is approximately 10 times better than that achieved in transillumination imaging in a similar medium.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Original Manuscript: February 27, 1998
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 1998
Published: July 1, 1998

Steven P. Schilders, Xiaosong S. Gan, and Min Gu, "Resolution improvement in microscopic imaging through turbid media based on differential polarization gating," Appl. Opt. 37, 4300-4302 (1998)

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