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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 5189–5195

Spatiotemporal focusing through a thin scattering layer

Eran Small, Ori Katz, and Yaron Silberberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5189-5195 (2012)

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We analyze the spatiotemporal distortions of an ultrashort pulse focused through a thin scattering surface. We show and experimentally verify that in such a scenario temporal distortions are proportional to the distance from the optical axis and are present only outside the focal point, as result of geometrical path length differences. We use wavefront shaping to correct for the spatiotemporal distortions and to temporally compress chirped input pulses through the scattering medium.

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(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(180.0180) Microscopy : Microscopy
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

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Original Manuscript: November 30, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 16, 2012
Published: February 16, 2012

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Eran Small, Ori Katz, and Yaron Silberberg, "Spatiotemporal focusing through a thin scattering layer," Opt. Express 20, 5189-5195 (2012)

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