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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 10 — Jul. 19, 2010

Fully linear reconstruction method for fluorescence yield and lifetime through inverse complex-source formulation: simulation studies

Hao Gao, Yuting Lin, Gultekin Gulsen, and Hongkai Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 11, pp. 1899-1901 (2010)

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In fluorescence imaging, both fluorescence yield and lifetime are of great importance. Traditionally, with the frequency-domain data, two parameters can be directly recovered through a nonlinear formulation. However, the reconstruction accuracy highly depends on initial guesses. To overcome this hurdle, we propose the linear scheme via an inverse complex-source formulation. Using the real and imaginary parts of the frequency-domain data, the proposed method is fully linear; it is not sensitive to initial guesses and is stable with high-level noise. Meanwhile, the algorithm is efficient, and the reconstruction takes one or a few iterations. In addition, the colocalization constraint due to the unique feature of fluorescence imaging is imposed to enhance algorithm performance. The algorithms are tested with simulated data.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3010) Medical optics and biotechnology : Image reconstruction techniques
(170.6280) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(170.6960) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tomography

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: January 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 3, 2010
Published: May 28, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Hao Gao, Yuting Lin, Gultekin Gulsen, and Hongkai Zhao, "Fully linear reconstruction method for fluorescence yield and lifetime through inverse complex-source formulation: simulation studies," Opt. Lett. 35, 1899-1901 (2010)

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