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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Study on the validity of 3 × 3 Mueller matrix decomposition
Author(s): Yunfei Wang; Yihong Guo; Nan Zeng; Dongsheng Chen; Honghui He; Hui Ma

Paper Abstract

Using Monte Carlo simulations based on previously developed scattering models consisting of spherical and cylindrical scatterers imbedded in birefringent interstitial medium, we compare the polarization parameters extracted from the 3×3 and 4×4 Mueller matrix decomposition methods in forward and backward scattering directions. The results show that the parameters derived from the 3×3 Mueller matrix decomposition are usually not the same as those from the 4×4 Mueller matrix decomposition but display similar qualitative relations to changes in the microstructure of the sample, such as the density, size, and orientation distributions of the scatterers, and birefringence of the interstitial medium. The simulations are backed up by experiments when suitable samples are available.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2015
PDF: 7 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 20(6) 065003 doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.20.6.065003
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 20, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
Yunfei Wang, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Yihong Guo, Peking Univ. (China)
Nan Zeng, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Dongsheng Chen, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Honghui He, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Hui Ma, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


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