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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2007

Polarization-sensitive full-field optical coherence tomography

Gael Moneron, Albert-Claude Boccara, and Arnaud Dubois  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 14, pp. 2058-2060 (2007)

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We present a polarization-sensitive full-field optical coherence tomography system that can produce high-resolution images of the linear retardance and reflectivity properties of biological media. En face images can be delivered at a frame rate of 3.5 Hz by combination of interferometric images acquired by two CCD cameras in an interference microscope illuminated with a tungsten halogen lamp. Isotropic spatial resolution of 1.0 μ m is achieved. The technique is demonstrated on ex vivo muscle tissues.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5410) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Polarimetry
(170.3880) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical and biological imaging
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
(260.1440) Physical optics : Birefringence
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

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Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: March 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2007
Published: July 10, 2007

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Vol. 2, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Gael Moneron, Albert-Claude Boccara, and Arnaud Dubois, "Polarization-sensitive full-field optical coherence tomography," Opt. Lett. 32, 2058-2060 (2007)

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