Tailored light sheets through opaque cylindrical lenses

Diego Di Battista, Daniele Ancora, Haisu Zhang, Krystalia Lemonaki, Evangelos Marakis, Evangelos Liapis, Stylianos Tzortzakis, Giannis Zacharakis

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Abstract

Strong scattering in the optical paths can be proactively exploited for determining light propagation and focusing through turbid media and ultimately improve optical imaging and light manipulation capabilities. The use of light shapers together with strongly scattering structures enables the production of foci confined in the nanoscale or on the other hand may provide significantly enhanced fields of view. Exploiting this concept,we introduce ad hoc engineered scattering structures,by direct femtosecond laser writing in the bulk of glasses,presenting isotropy in one dimension,and together with precisely phase-shaped illuminating light we produce submicrometer thin light sheets at user-defined positions. Our approach permits us to focus light of different wavelengths onto the same defined position without moving any optical element and correcting for chromatic aberrations. Furthermore,we demonstrate that natural biological tissues presenting isotropy in one dimension can also be used for generating light sheets directly in the biological sample.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1237-1240
Number of pages4
JournalOptica
Volume3
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • (110.2945) Illumination design
  • (110.6150) Speckle imaging
  • (130.3120) Integrated optics devices
  • (220.1000) Aberration compensation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Di Battista, D., Ancora, D., Zhang, H., Lemonaki, K., Marakis, E., Liapis, E., ... Zacharakis, G. (2016). Tailored light sheets through opaque cylindrical lenses. Optica, 3(11), 1237-1240. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.3.001237

Tailored light sheets through opaque cylindrical lenses. / Di Battista, Diego; Ancora, Daniele; Zhang, Haisu; Lemonaki, Krystalia; Marakis, Evangelos; Liapis, Evangelos; Tzortzakis, Stylianos; Zacharakis, Giannis.

In: Optica, Vol. 3, No. 11, 20.11.2016, p. 1237-1240.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Di Battista, D, Ancora, D, Zhang, H, Lemonaki, K, Marakis, E, Liapis, E, Tzortzakis, S & Zacharakis, G 2016, 'Tailored light sheets through opaque cylindrical lenses', Optica, vol. 3, no. 11, pp. 1237-1240. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.3.001237
Di Battista D, Ancora D, Zhang H, Lemonaki K, Marakis E, Liapis E et al. Tailored light sheets through opaque cylindrical lenses. Optica. 2016 Nov 20;3(11):1237-1240. https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.3.001237
Di Battista, Diego ; Ancora, Daniele ; Zhang, Haisu ; Lemonaki, Krystalia ; Marakis, Evangelos ; Liapis, Evangelos ; Tzortzakis, Stylianos ; Zacharakis, Giannis. / Tailored light sheets through opaque cylindrical lenses. In: Optica. 2016 ; Vol. 3, No. 11. pp. 1237-1240.
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