Wavefront correction enables vibrational imaging of bacteria with multimode fibre probes

Ivan Gusachenko, Mingzhou Chen, Kishan Dholakia

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Raman spectroscopy is a valuable tool for non-invasive and label-free identification of sample chemical composition. Recently a few miniaturized optical probes emerged driven by the need to address areas of difficult access, such as in endoscopy. However, imaging modality is still out of reach for most of them. Separately, recent advances in wavefront shaping enabled different microscopies to be applied in various complex media including multimode fibers. Here we present the first and thinnest to date Raman fiber imaging probe based on wavefront shaping through a single multimode fiber without use of any additional optics. We image agglomerates of bacteria and pharmaceuticals to demonstrate the capability of our method. This work paves the way towards compact and flexible Raman endoscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference
EditorsYasuhiro Awatsuji, Osamu Matoba, Yoshihisa Aizu, Toyohiko Yatagai
ISBN (Electronic)9781510610033
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd Biomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2017 Apr 192017 Apr 21

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


Conference3rd Biomedical Imaging and Sensing Conference

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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