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Title: NeuWS: Neural wavefront shaping for guidestar-free imaging through static and dynamic scattering media

Diffraction-limited optical imaging through scattering media has the potential to transform many applications such as airborne and space-based imaging (through the atmosphere), bioimaging (through skin and human tissue), and fiber-based imaging (through fiber bundles). Existing wavefront shaping methods can image through scattering media and other obscurants by optically correcting wavefront aberrations using high-resolution spatial light modulators—but these methods generally require (i) guidestars, (ii) controlled illumination, (iii) point scanning, and/or (iv) statics scenes and aberrations. We propose neural wavefront shaping (NeuWS), a scanning-free wavefront shaping technique that integrates maximum likelihood estimation, measurement modulation, and neural signal representations to reconstruct diffraction-limited images through strong static and dynamic scattering media without guidestars, sparse targets, controlled illumination, nor specialized image sensors. We experimentally demonstrate guidestar-free, wide field-of-view, high-resolution, diffraction-limited imaging of extended, nonsparse, and static/dynamic scenes captured through static/dynamic aberrations.

 
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Award ID(s):
1730574
NSF-PAR ID:
10493065
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
Science Advances
Date Published:
Journal Name:
Science Advances
Volume:
9
Issue:
26
ISSN:
2375-2548
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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