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| EXPLORING THE INTERFACE OF LIGHT AND BIOMEDICINE

  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 2 — Jan. 21, 2010

An in vivo study of turbidity suppression by optical phase conjugation (TSOPC) on rabbit ear

Meng Cui, Emily J. McDowell, and Changhuei Yang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 1, pp. 25-30 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.000025


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Abstract

We present a holography-based in vivo optical phase conjugation experiment performed on a living rabbit ear. The motion of live tissues caused the phase conjugate signal to decay with a consistent decay time of less than two seconds. We monitor the signal decay time variation after the ear is excised to postulate different mechanisms that cause the signal decay. The experimental findings address the minimum speed limit of a broad range of optical time reversal experiments for in vivo applications on tissues.

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OCIS Codes
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.6930) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2009
Published: December 22, 2009

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Vol. 5, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Meng Cui, Emily J. McDowell, and Changhuei Yang, "An in vivo study of turbidity suppression by optical phase conjugation (TSOPC) on rabbit ear," Opt. Express 18, 25-30 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-1-25


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