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
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)