Abstract

An original femtosecond Cr<sup>4+</sup>:forsterite laser source associated with a nonlinear optical correlator was used for imaging through scattering media with 1220-nm light. The system, which operates as an ultrafast optical gate by sum-frequency generation in a nonlinear crystal, was able to detect the light reflected from a resolution chart hidden in a turbid medium, at an attenuation of as much as 15 mean free paths. When the object was illuminated with a collimated beam, real-time two-dimensional images were obtained, with a maximum transverse resolution of ∼20 µm.

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Bilinsky, I. P.

B. E. Bouma, G. J. Tearney, I. P. Bilinsky, B. Golubovic, S. A. Boppart, and J. G. Fujimoto, in Ultrafast Phenomena X, P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 62 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1996), pp. 143–144.

Boppart, S. A.

B. E. Bouma, G. J. Tearney, I. P. Bilinsky, B. Golubovic, S. A. Boppart, and J. G. Fujimoto, in Ultrafast Phenomena X, P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 62 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1996), pp. 143–144.

Bouma, B. E.

B. E. Bouma, G. J. Tearney, I. P. Bilinsky, B. Golubovic, S. A. Boppart, and J. G. Fujimoto, in Ultrafast Phenomena X, P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 62 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1996), pp. 143–144.

Fujimoto, J. G.

B. E. Bouma, G. J. Tearney, I. P. Bilinsky, B. Golubovic, S. A. Boppart, and J. G. Fujimoto, in Ultrafast Phenomena X, P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 62 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1996), pp. 143–144.

Golubovic, B.

B. E. Bouma, G. J. Tearney, I. P. Bilinsky, B. Golubovic, S. A. Boppart, and J. G. Fujimoto, in Ultrafast Phenomena X, P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 62 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1996), pp. 143–144.

Tearney, G. J.

B. E. Bouma, G. J. Tearney, I. P. Bilinsky, B. Golubovic, S. A. Boppart, and J. G. Fujimoto, in Ultrafast Phenomena X, P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 62 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1996), pp. 143–144.

Springer Series in Chemical Physics

B. E. Bouma, G. J. Tearney, I. P. Bilinsky, B. Golubovic, S. A. Boppart, and J. G. Fujimoto, in Ultrafast Phenomena X, P. F. Barbara, J. G. Fujimoto, W. H. Knox, and W. Zinth, eds., Vol. 62 of Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Springer, New York, 1996), pp. 143–144.

Other

S. K. Gayen, M. E. Zevallos, M. Alrubaiee, J. M. Evans, and R. R. Alfano, Appl. Opt. 37, 5327 (1998).

M. Müller, J. Squier, K. R. Wilsons, and G. J. Brakenhoff, J. Microsc. 191, 266 (1998).

H. J. Van Staveren, C. J. M. Moes, J. Van Marle, S. A. Prahl, and M. J. C. Van Gemert, Appl. Opt. 30, 4507 (1991).

J. R. Singer, F. A. Grunbaum, P. D. Kohn, and J. P. Zubelli, Science 24, 990 (1990).

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).

A. M. Rollins, M. D. Kulkarni, S. Yazdanfar, R. Ung-arunyawee, and J. A. Izatt, Opt. Express 3, 219 (1998), http://epubs.osa.org/opticsexpress.

S. C. W. Hyde, N. P. Barry, R. Jones, J. C. Dainty, and P. M. W. French, Opt. Lett. 20, 2330 (1995).

G. Le Tolguenec, E. Lantz, and F. Devaux, Appl. Opt. 36, 8292 (1997).

C. Yan and J. C. Diels, Appl. Opt. 31, 6869 (1992).

G. Marquez, L. V. Wang, S. Lin, J. A. Scharwtz, and S. L. Thomsen, Appl. Opt. 37, 798 (1998).

G. Jonusauskas, J. Oberlé, and C. Rullière, Opt. Lett. 23, 1918 (1998).

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