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Spectral-domain, polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography system insensitive to fiber disturbances
Author(s): Manuel J. Marques; Sylvain Rivet; Adrian Bradu; Adrian Podoleanu
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Paper Abstract

This communication presents a spectral-domain, polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) system based on a fiber interferometer using single-mode fibers and couplers. The two orthogonal polarization components which define the polarization state are sequentially detected by a single line camera. Retardance measurements can be affected by polarimetric effects in fibers and couplers. This configuration bypasses such issues by performing the polarization selection before the collection fiber, employing a combination of a polarization rotator and a linear polarizer. Numerical simulations are carried out to verify the tolerance of the proposed configuration to fiber-based disturbances; this was further experimentally verified with similar net retardance maps of a birefringent phantom being obtained for two different settings of induced fiber birefringence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 March 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9697, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XX, 96971K (8 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213479
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Manuel J. Marques, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Sylvain Rivet, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Univ. de Brest, Lab. de Spectrométrie et Optique (France)
Adrian Bradu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)
Adrian Podoleanu, Univ. of Kent (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9697:
Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XX
Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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