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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3409–3411

Fiber-optic device for endoscopic polarization imaging

Jérôme Desroches, Dominique Pagnoux, Frédéric Louradour, and Alain Barthélémy  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 21, pp. 3409-3411 (2009)

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Polarization images were obtained using a flexible optical fiber device. The endoscopic technique is based on the real-time compensation of the birefringence of the standard fiber by means of a miniaturized Faraday rotator. Based on a Jones formalism analysis, specific signal processing allows one to extract both the phase retardation and the degree of polarization of the light backscattered by a remote target.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2350) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics imaging
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2009
Published: October 29, 2009

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Jérôme Desroches, Dominique Pagnoux, Frédéric Louradour, and Alain Barthélémy, "Fiber-optic device for endoscopic polarization imaging," Opt. Lett. 34, 3409-3411 (2009)

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