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Journal of Biomedical Optics

Investigation of formation and interrelations of polarization singular structure and Mueller-matrix images of biological tissues and diagnostics of their cancer changes
Author(s): Yuriy A. Ushenko
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Paper Abstract

We investigate the processes of laser radiation transformation by biological crystal networks using the singular optics techniques. The obtained results show a distinct correlation between the points of "characteristic" values of coordinate distributions of Mueller matrix (Mik = 0, ±1) elements and polarization singularities (L- and C-points) in laser images of biological crystal networks with the following possibility of Mueller-matrix selection of polarization singularity. The technique of Mueller-matrix singular diagnostics of pathological changes in a woman's reproductive sphere tissue (myometrium) is proposed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 2011
PDF: 9 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 16(6) 066006 doi: 10.1117/1.3585689
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 16, Issue 6
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Yuriy A. Ushenko, Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National Univ. (Ukraine)


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