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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 13402–13417

Complex polarization ratio to determine polarization properties of anisotropic tissue using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Jesung Park, Nate J. Kemp, H. Grady Rylander III, and Thomas E. Milner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 13402-13417 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.013402


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Abstract

Complex polarization ratio (CPR) in materials with birefringence and biattenuance is shown as a logarithmic spiral in the complex plane. A multi-state Levenberg-Marquardt nonlinear fitting algorithm using the CPR trajectory collected by polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) was developed to determine polarization properties of an anisotropic scattering medium. The Levenberg-Marquardt nonlinear fitting algorithm using the CPR trajectory is verified using simulated PS-OCT data with speckle noise. Birefringence and biattenuance of a birefringent film, ex-vivo rodent tail tendon and in-vivo primate retinal nerve fiber layer were determined using measured CPR trajectories and the Levenberg-Marquardt nonlinear fitting algorithm.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2009
Published: July 20, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Jesung Park, Nate J. Kemp, H. Grady Rylander, and Thomas E. Milner, "Complex polarization ratio to determine polarization properties of anisotropic tissue using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography," Opt. Express 17, 13402-13417 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-16-13402


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