We address the issues that were raised by Tycho and Jørgensen [Appl. Opt. 41, 4709 (2002)] concerning our strategy [Appl. Opt. 39, 5244 (2000)] for incorporating the wave properties of light in the description of a propagating focused excitation beam in a highly scattering medium. We explain that the strategy is consistent with the Huygens-Fresnel principle and does not violate the energy conservation principle.
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(110.4850) Imaging systems : Optical transfer functions
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(180.2520) Microscopy : Fluorescence microscopy
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
Vincent Ricardo Daria, Caesar Saloma, and Satoshi Kawata, "Reply to Comment on "Excitation with a Focused, Pulsed Optical Beam in Scattering Media: Diffraction Effects"," Appl. Opt. 41, 4652-4654 (2002)