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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 958–966

Depth selectivity for the assessment of microstructure by polarization studies

Xu Feng, Liqun Sun, and Enyao Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 958-966 (2013)

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A polarimetric imaging system capable of continuously selecting imaging depth in a turbid media is demonstrated. The proposed system is based on the orthogonal polarization spectral (OPS) technique, and is able to detect microstructure and microvessel. First, we compare the performance of four polarization imaging channels on a biological phantom, and find that there is a linear relation between the degrees of ellipticity and image contrast in co-linear/co-elliptical channels. In addition, the cross-linear channel has the best image contrast. We then prove the performance of depth selectivity of microvessel in a mouse ear.

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OCIS Codes
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.7050) Medical optics and biotechnology : Turbid media
(110.0115) Imaging systems : Imaging through turbulent media
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Diffuse Optical Imaging

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2013
Published: May 24, 2013

Xu Feng, Liqun Sun, and Enyao Zhang, "Depth selectivity for the assessment of microstructure by polarization studies," Biomed. Opt. Express 4, 958-966 (2013)

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