Optimization of focusing through scattering media using the continuous sequential algorithm. Academic Article uri icon


  • The ability to control the propagation of light through scattering media is essential for atmospheric optics, astronomy, biomedical imaging and remote sensing. The optimization of focusing light through a scattering medium is of particular interest for the case of highly scattering materials. Optical wavefront beam-shaping plays a critical role in optimizing such a propagation; however, an enormous field of adjustable parameters makes the overall task complicated. Here, we propose and experimentally evaluate several variations on the standard continuous sequential algorithm that hold a promise of revealing new, faster and more efficient optimization algorithms for selecting an optical wavefront to focus light through a scattering medium. We demonstrate that the order in which pixels are chosen in the continuous sequential algorithm can lead to a 2-fold decrease in the number of iterations required to reach a given enhancement.

published proceedings

  • J Mod Opt

author list (cited authors)

  • Thompson, J. V., Hokr, B. H., & Yakovlev, V. V.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Thompson, JV||Hokr, BH||Yakovlev, VV

publication date

  • January 2016