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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 14 — Jul. 10, 2006
  • pp: 6502–6515

Fiber-based polarization-sensitive Fourier domain optical coherence tomography using B-scan-oriented polarization modulation method

Masahiro Yamanari, Shuichi Makita, Violeta Dimitrova Madjarova, Toyohiko Yatagai, and Yoshiaki Yasuno  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 14, pp. 6502-6515 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.006502


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Abstract

Fiber-based high-speed polarization-sensitive Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (PS-FD-OCT) is developed at 840 nm wavelengh using polarization modulation method. The incident state of polarization is modulated along B-scan. The spectrometer has a polarizing beamsplitter and two line-CCD cameras operated at a line rate of 27.7 kHz. From the 0th and 1st orders of the spatial frequencies along the B-scanning, a depth-resolved Jones matrix can be derived. Since continuous polarization modulation along B-scan causes fringe washout, equivalent discrete polarization modulation is applied to biological measurements. For the demonstration, an in vitro chicken breast muscle, an in vivo finger pad, and an in vivo caries lesion of a human tooth are measured. Three dimensional phase retardation images show the potentials for applying the system to biological and medical studies.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.4500) Imaging systems : Optical coherence tomography
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Virtual Issues
Vol. 1, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Masahiro Yamanari, Shuichi Makita, Violeta D. Madjarova, Toyohiko Yatagai, and Yoshiaki Yasuno, "Fiber-based polarization-sensitive Fourier domain optical coherence tomography using B-scan-oriented polarization modulation method," Opt. Express 14, 6502-6515 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-14-6502


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