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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2008
  • pp: 137–139

Stokes vector analysis of adaptive optics images of the retina

Hongxin Song, Yanming Zhao, Xiaofeng Qi, Yuenping Toco Chui, and Stephen A. Burns  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 137-139 (2008)

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A high-resolution Stokes vector imaging polarimeter was developed to measure the polarization properties at the cellular level in living human eyes. The application of this cellular level polarimetric technique to in vivo retinal imaging has allowed us to measure depolarization in the retina and to improve the retinal image contrast of retinal structures based on their polarization properties.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.4460) Medical optics and biotechnology : Ophthalmic optics and devices
(180.1790) Microscopy : Confocal microscopy
(330.4300) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision system - noninvasive assessment
(330.4460) Vision, color, and visual optics : Ophthalmic optics and devices

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2007
Published: January 9, 2008

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Hongxin Song, Yanming Zhao, Xiaofeng Qi, Yuenping Toco Chui, and Stephen A. Burns, "Stokes vector analysis of adaptive optics images of the retina," Opt. Lett. 33, 137-139 (2008)

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