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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2006
  • pp: 4491–4496

Polarization-degree imaging contrast in turbid media: a quantitative study

Hanrong Shao, Yonghong He, Wei Li, and Hui Ma  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 18, pp. 4491-4496 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.004491


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Abstract

Scattering in biological tissue can degrade imaging contrast and reduce the probe depth. Polarization-based measurement has shown its advantages in overcoming such drawbacks. Here, linear and circular polarization degree imaging is applied to a comblike metal target submerged in Intralipid solutions. Contrasts of the metal bars are measured quantitatively as functions of the Intralipid concentration and the submersion depths. Different behaviors in contrast for linear and circular polarizations are compared. Contributions to the background of circular polarization degree images by backscattering, snake, and diffusive photons are examined carefully.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 21, 2005

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 7 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Hanrong Shao, Yonghong He, Wei Li, and Hui Ma, "Polarization-degree imaging contrast in turbid media: a quantitative study," Appl. Opt. 45, 4491-4496 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-18-4491

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