Light focusing through scattering media via linear fluorescence variance maximization, and its application for fluorescence imaging

Anat Daniel, Dan Oron, Yaron Silberberg

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We demonstrate focusing and imaging through a scattering medium without access to the fluorescent object by using wavefront shaping. Our concept is based on utilizing the spatial fluorescence contrast which naturally exists in the hidden target object. By scanning the angle of incidence of the illuminating laser beam and maximizing the variation of the detected fluorescence signal from the object, as measured by a bucket detector at the front of the scattering medium, we are able to generate a tightly focused excitation spot. Thereafter, an image is obtained by scanning the focus over the object within the memory effect range. The requirements for applicability of the method and the comparison with speckle-correlation based focusing methods are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21778-21786
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Jul 22 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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