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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 421–430

Recovering fluorophore location and orientation from lifetimes

N. Irishina, M. Moscoso, and R. Carminati  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 421-430 (2013)

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In this paper, we study the possibility of using lifetime data to estimate the position and orientation of a fluorescent dipole source within a disordered medium. The vector Foldy-Lax equations are employed to calculate the interaction between the fluorescent source and the scatterers that are modeled as point-scatterers. The numerical experiments demonstrate that if good prior knowledge about the positions of the scatterers is available, the position and orientation of the dipole source can be retrieved from its lifetime data with precision. If there is uncertainty about the positions of the scatterers, the dipole source position can be estimated within the same level of uncertainty.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(290.3200) Scattering : Inverse scattering

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Original Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2012
Published: January 4, 2013

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N. Irishina, M. Moscoso, and R. Carminati, "Recovering fluorophore location and orientation from lifetimes," Opt. Express 21, 421-430 (2013)

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