We show that the source location problem can be solved in a scattering medium using the fluorescence lifetime and realistic a priori information. The intrinsic ill-posedness of the problem is reduced when the level of scattering increases. This work is a proof of principle demonstrating the high potential of quantitative lifetime imaging in complex media.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2012
Published: February 28, 2012
Vol. 7, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
N. Irishina, M. Moscoso, and R. Carminati, "Source location from fluorescence lifetime in disordered media," Opt. Lett. 37, 951-953 (2012)