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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 2 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 463–470

Polarization response measurement and simulation of rigid endoscopes

Tobias C. Wood and Daniel S. Elson  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp. 463-470 (2010)

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Polarized light can reveal diagnostic information about tissue morphology. To promote easy adoption of polarization imaging techniques in the clinic it would be beneficial if they can be used with standard medical imaging instruments such as rigid endoscopes. We have characterized the polarization properties of two commercial laparoscopes and observed birefringence effects that complicate polarization imaging. Possible solutions are discussed that may be of interest to other tissue polarization imaging researchers.

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OCIS Codes
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.2150) Medical optics and biotechnology : Endoscopic imaging

ToC Category:
Endoscopes, Catheters and Micro-Optics

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2010
Published: August 3, 2010

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Tobias C. Wood and Daniel S. Elson, "Polarization response measurement and simulation of rigid endoscopes," Biomed. Opt. Express 1, 463-470 (2010)

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