Single scattering model and Stokes-Mueller formalism are introduced to investigate the influence of glucose on backscattered polarization patterns in turbid media. Glucose molecules rotate the polarization plane and induce changes in backscattered Mueller matrix patterns. Some Mueller matrix elements present higher optical rotation as the concentration of glucose augments. Using image subtraction and integration, linear relationship between low glucose concentration in the physiological range and optical rotation degree can be derived.
© 2007 Chinese Optics Letters
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.1470) Medical optics and biotechnology : Blood or tissue constituent monitoring
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media
Lanqing Xu, Hui Li, and Shusen Xie, "Theoretical analysis of backscattered polarization patterns of turbid media containing glucose," Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 102-104 (2007)