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Biomedical Optics Express

Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 287–292

Polarimetric study of birefringent turbid media with three-dimensional optic axis orientation

Noé Ortega-Quijano, Félix Fanjul-Vélez, and José Luis Arce-Diego  »View Author Affiliations


Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 1, pp. 287-292 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.5.000287


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Abstract

Recent approaches to the analysis of biological samples with three-dimensional linear birefringence orientation require numerical methods to estimate the best fit parameters from experimental measures. We present a novel analytical method for characterizing the intrinsic retardance and the three-dimensional optic axis orientation of uniform and uniaxial turbid media. It is based on a model that exploits the recently proposed differential generalized Jones calculus, remarkably suppressing the need for numerical procedures. The method is applied to the analysis of samples modeled with polarized sensitive Monte Carlo. The results corroborate its capacity to successfully characterize 3D linear birefringence in a straightforward way.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2130) Physical optics : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Optics of Tissue and Turbid Media

History
Original Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2013
Published: December 19, 2013

Citation
Noé Ortega-Quijano, Félix Fanjul-Vélez, and José Luis Arce-Diego, "Polarimetric study of birefringent turbid media with three-dimensional optic axis orientation," Biomed. Opt. Express 5, 287-292 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/boe/abstract.cfm?URI=boe-5-1-287


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