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.
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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)