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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2006
  • pp: 1142–1147

Polarization contrast imaging of biological tissues by polarization-sensitive Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography

Shuichi Makita, Yoshiaki Yasuno, Takashi Endo, Masahide Itoh, and Toyohiko Yatagai  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 6, pp. 1142-1147 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.001142


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Abstract

Jones matrix imaging of biological samples by a polarization-sensitive Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography has been demonstrated using a two-dimensional CCD camera to obtain two spectra corresponding to the orthogonal polarization components simultaneously.The measurement results of a quarter-wave plate are compared between the two incident polarization sets, H-V linear and R-L circular polarization. Jones matrix imaging of the bovine tendon is demonstrated. Measured Jones matrix images are converted to equivalent Müller matrix images. Local polarization properties are obtained by longitudinal differentiation of Jones matrix components. The layered structure of the bovine tendon and birefringence are revealed.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.1650) Medical optics and biotechnology : Coherence imaging
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2005

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Shuichi Makita, Yoshiaki Yasuno, Takashi Endo, Masahide Itoh, and Toyohiko Yatagai, "Polarization contrast imaging of biological tissues by polarization-sensitive Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography," Appl. Opt. 45, 1142-1147 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-6-1142

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