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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Study on retardance due to well-ordered birefringent cylinders in anisotropic scattering media
Author(s): Yihong Guo; Celong Liu; Nan Zeng; Honghui He; E. Du; Yonghong He; Hui Ma

Paper Abstract

We report an anisotropic tissue model containing well-ordered birefringent cylinders. Using simulations and experiments, we examined the different polarization features for nonbirefringent and birefringent cylinders and analyzed the influence of the birefringent cylinders on the retardance obtained from Mueller matrix polar decomposition. For the well-ordered birefringent cylinders, retardance increases linearly with the intrinsic birefringence and the scattering coefficient. Furthermore, the cylinders with a larger diameter generate more retardance. Compared with the cylinder-birefringence model, in which birefringent medium exists between the scatterers, the intrinsic birefringence on the cylinders usually contributes much less to the total retardance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 June 2014
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 19(6) 065001 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.19.6.065001
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 19, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Yihong Guo, Graduate School at Shenzhen,Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Celong Liu, Graduate School at Shenzhen,Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Nan Zeng, Graduate School at Shenzhen,Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Honghui He, Graduate School at Shenzhen,Tsinghua Univ. (China)
E. Du, Graduate School at Shenzhen,Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yonghong He, Graduate School at Shenzhen,Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Hui Ma, Graduate School at Shenzhen,Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Tsinghua Univ. (China)


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