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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7393–7400

Registration scheme suitable to Mueller matrix imaging for biomedical applications

Steve Guyot, Makrina Anastasiadou, Eric Deléchelle, and Antonello De Martino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7393-7400 (2007)

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Most Mueller matrix imaging polarimeters implement sequential acquisition of at least 16 raw images of the same object with different incident and detected light polarizations. When this technique is implemented in vivo, the unavoidable motions of the subject may shift and distort the raw images to an extent such that the final Mueller images cannot be extracted. We describe a registration algorithm which solves this problem for the typical conditions of in vivo imaging, e.g. with spatially inhomogeneous medium to strong depolarization. The algorithm, based on the so called “optical flow”, is validated experimentally by comparing the Mueller images of a pig skin sample taken in static and in dynamic conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2000) Image processing : Digital image processing
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2007
Published: June 1, 2007

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Steve Guyot, Makrina Anastasiadou, Eric Deléchelle, and Antonello De Martino, "Registration scheme suitable to Mueller matrix imaging for biomedical applications," Opt. Express 15, 7393-7400 (2007)

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