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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 4 — Dec. 25, 2003
  • pp: 211–215

Statistical Characteristics of Polarization - Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography for Tissue Imaging

Jung-Taek Oh, Beop-Min Kim, and Seung-Woo Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 7, Issue 4, pp. 211-215 (2003)


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Abstract

Statistical characteristics of the backscattered light from turbid tissues obtained by polarizationsensitive optical coherence tomography are investigated. The amplitude of the backscattered light is found to faithfully follow the Rayleigh distribution predicted by the scattering theory of electromagnetic waves in random media. The probability density function of the phase difference between the two orthogonal polarization components of the backscattered light is explicitly derived and then verified in comparison with the experimental data measured from in-vitro tissues of porcine ligament.

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OCIS Codes
(000.5490) General : Probability theory, stochastic processes, and statistics
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices

History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

Citation
Jung-Taek Oh, Beop-Min Kim, and Seung-Woo Kim, "Statistical Characteristics of Polarization - Sensitive Optical Coherence Tomography for Tissue Imaging," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 7, 211-215 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josk/abstract.cfm?URI=josk-7-4-211


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