Imaging objects hidden in scattering media with fluorescence polarization preservation of contrast agents

S. G. Demos, W. B. Wang, R. R. Alfano

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Abstract

A method for fluorescence polarization difference imaging is demonstrated for enhancing the image quality of a luminous object embedded in a random medium. The polarization preservation of light propagating in the scattering medium leads to partially polarized light emission by a contrast-agent dye located inside the object. Subtraction of the images of the luminous object detected at two orthogonal polarization directions improves the image resolution compared with a conventional optical imaging approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)792-797
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Volume37
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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