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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 18 — Aug. 27, 2012
  • pp: 20771–20782

Polarization studies for backscattering of RBC suspensions based on Mueller matrix decomposition

Xuezhen Wang, Jiancheng Lai, and Zhenhua Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 18, pp. 20771-20782 (2012)

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Tissue polarimetry has demonstrated its great potential in biomedical field presently. In this study, the polarization characteristics of red blood cell (RBC) suspensions in a back-detection geometry have been investigated with experimental measurements and Monte Carlo (MC) simulation based on Mueller matrix decomposition. It is revealed that the simulated dependence of degree of polarization (DOP) and diattenuation on the distance away from incident point is qualitatively consistent with experimental result. DOP and diattenuation decay with increasing radial distance except in the region adjacent to the incident point. Further analysis shows that the number of scattering events and the scattering angle simultaneously influence the trends of DOP and diattenuation curves in the central region.

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OCIS Codes
(110.7050) Imaging systems : Turbid media
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(290.1350) Scattering : Backscattering

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 2012
Published: August 24, 2012

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Xuezhen Wang, Jiancheng Lai, and Zhenhua Li, "Polarization studies for backscattering of RBC suspensions based on Mueller matrix decomposition," Opt. Express 20, 20771-20782 (2012)

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