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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 14 — Nov. 16, 2010

Dual electro-optical modulator polarimeter based on adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope

Hongxin Song, Xiaofeng Qi, Weiyao Zou, Zhangyi Zhong, and Stephen A. Burns  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 21892-21904 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.021892


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Abstract

We constructed a high speed and high-resolution Stokes vector retinal imaging polarimeter with dual electro-optical modulators based on adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope. By varying the voltages on the EO crystals line by line, we were able to measure over 500,000 Stokes vectors per second. We used this system in three human subjects demonstrating the capability of the system to be employed in vivo. The high speed effectively decreases the adverse impact of eye motion induced errors in polarization calculations, improving the 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

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 19, 2010
Published: September 30, 2010

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Hongxin Song, Xiaofeng Qi, Weiyao Zou, Zhangyi Zhong, and Stephen A. Burns, "Dual electro-optical modulator polarimeter based on adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope," Opt. Express 18, 21892-21904 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-21-21892


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