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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2907–2915

Elliptically polarized light for depth resolved optical imaging

Anabela Da Silva, Carole Deumié, and Ivo Vanzetta  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 2907-2915 (2012)

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It is shown that using elliptically polarized light permits selecting well-defined subsurface volumes in a turbid medium. This suggests the possibility of probing biological tissues at specific depths. First, we present the method and preliminary results obtained on an Intralipid phantom. We next report on the method’s performance on a biological phantom (chicken breast) and, finally, on the exposed cortex of an anesthetized rat.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Optics of Tissue and Turbid Media

Original Manuscript: June 18, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 2, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 2, 2012
Published: October 23, 2012

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Anabela Da Silva, Carole Deumié, and Ivo Vanzetta, "Elliptically polarized light for depth resolved optical imaging," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 2907-2915 (2012)

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