A general solution of the tomographic problem for weakly refracting inhomogeneous birefringent media is presented. The solution requires an unusual tomographic experiment in which the considered medium is probed with three series of standard tomographic sets of light rays, when the light is polarized. Data for the tomographic reconstruction are produced by recording the interferometric data and measuring birefringent parameters in the standard way.
© 1994 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 1, 1993
Revised Manuscript: November 17, 1993
Manuscript Accepted: November 17, 1993
Published: May 1, 1994
Y. A. Andrienko and M. S. Dubovikov, "Optical tomography of tensor fields: the general case," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 11, 1628-1631 (1994)