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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2002
  • pp: 1803–1805

Birefringence imaging of human skin by polarization-sensitive spectral interferometric optical coherence tomography

Y. Yasuno, S. Makita, Y. Sutoh, M. Itoh, and T. Yatagai  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 20, pp. 1803-1805 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.27.001803


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Abstract

We have developed a spectral interferometric optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with polarization sensitivity that is able to measure a two-dimensional tomographic image by means of one-dimensional mechanical scanning. Our system, which has an axial resolution of 32 μm , calculates the distribution of each element of the Müller matrix of a measured object from 16 OCT images. The OCT system successfully reveals the birefringent nature of human skin tissue.

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OCIS Codes
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence

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Y. Yasuno, S. Makita, Y. Sutoh, M. Itoh, and T. Yatagai, "Birefringence imaging of human skin by polarization-sensitive spectral interferometric optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 27, 1803-1805 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-27-20-1803


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