|Title||Which Way Does Stimulated Emission Go?|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2021|
|Authors||D. J. Wong-Campos, , and A. E. Cohen|
|Journal||J. Phys. Chem. A|
|Date Published||DEC 23|
|Type of Article||Article|
Is it possible to form an image using light produced by stimulated emission? Here we study light scatter off an assembly of excited chromophores. Due to the Optical Theorem, stimulated emission is necessarily accompanied by excited state Rayleigh scattering. Both processes can be used to form images, though they have different dependencies on scattering direction, wavelength and chromophore configuration. Our results suggest several new approaches to optical imaging using fluorophore excited states.