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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 792–797

Imaging objects hidden in scattering media with fluorescence polarization preservation of contrast agents

S. G. Demos, W. B. Wang, and R. R. Alfano  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 792-797 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.000792


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Abstract

A method for fluorescence polarization difference imaging is demonstrated for enhancing the image quality of a luminous object embedded in a random medium. The polarization preservation of light propagating in the scattering medium leads to partially polarized light emission by a contrast-agent dye located inside the object. Subtraction of the images of the luminous object detected at two orthogonal polarization directions improves the image resolution compared with a conventional optical imaging approach.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: May 5, 1997
Revised Manuscript: August 22, 1997
Published: February 1, 1998

Citation
S. G. Demos, W. B. Wang, and R. R. Alfano, "Imaging objects hidden in scattering media with fluorescence polarization preservation of contrast agents," Appl. Opt. 37, 792-797 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-4-792

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