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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1995
  • pp: 231–233

Imaging in diffuse media with ultrafast degenerate optical parametric amplification

Jennifer Watson, Patrick Georges, Thierry Lépine, Bruno Alonzi, and Alain Brun  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 231-233 (1995)

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We demonstrate the application of a subpicosecond optical parametric amplifier working at degeneracy to imaging in diffuse media. This optical parametric amplifier exhibits small-signal gains greater than 104, thereby acting as a high-gain ultrafast amplifying gate. We have used it to construct the image of a grid pattern hidden behind 20 mean free paths of a highly diffusing solution of latex microspheres with a spatial resolution of 200 μm.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 11, 1994
Published: February 1, 1995

Jennifer Watson, Patrick Georges, Thierry Lépine, Bruno Alonzi, and Alain Brun, "Imaging in diffuse media with ultrafast degenerate optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 20, 231-233 (1995)

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