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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2002
  • pp: 1347–1353

Myocardial tissue characterization based on the time-resolved Stokes-Mueller formalism

Chia-Wei Sun, Long-Sheng Lu, C. C. Yang, Yean-Woei Kiang, and Ming-Jai Su  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 23, pp. 1347-1353 (2002)

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Time-resolved Stokes vectors of transmitted optical signals were measured to differentiate normal and stunned myocardium tissues. The corresponding Mueller matrices were calculated based on the Stokes-Mueller formalism. Our experimental results indicated that the time-resolved Mueller matrices could provide information about myocardial architectural alteration in stunned myocardium. Thus, the Stokes-Mueller measurement can be a useful method in cardiovascular research.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.3660) Medical optics and biotechnology : Light propagation in tissues

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2002
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2002
Published: November 18, 2002

Chia-Wei Sun, Long-Sheng Lu, C. C. Yang, Yean-Woei Kiang, and Ming-Jai Su, "Myocardial tissue characterization based on the time-resolved Stokes-Mueller formalism," Opt. Express 10, 1347-1353 (2002)

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