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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2002
  • pp: 101–103

Two-dimensional depth-resolved Mueller matrix of biological tissue measured with double-beam polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Shuliang Jiao and Lihong V. Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 2, pp. 101-103 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.000101


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Abstract

A double-beam polarization-sensitive system based on optical coherence tomography was built to measure the Mueller matrix of scattering biological tissue with high spatial resolution. The Jones matrix of a sample can be determined with a single scan and subsequently converted into an equivalent nondepolarizing Mueller matrix. As a result, the system can be used to measure the Mueller matrix of an unstable sample, such as soft tissue. The polarization parameters of a porcine tendon, including magnitude and orientation of birefringence and diattenuation, were extracted by decomposition of the measured Mueller matrix.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(290.7050) Scattering : Turbid media

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Shuliang Jiao and Lihong V. Wang, "Two-dimensional depth-resolved Mueller matrix of biological tissue measured with double-beam polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 27, 101-103 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-2-101


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