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Phase-resolved polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography imaging of tendon and muscle
Author(s): Hongwu Ren; Yimin Wang; Zhihua Ding; Yonghua Zhao; J. Stuart Nelson; Zhongping Chen
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Paper Abstract

We describe a phase-resolved polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography system that can obtain the Stokes vectors, polarization diversity intensity, and birefringence images of rat-tail tendon and muscle. The Stokes vectors were obtained by processing the analytical interference fringe signals from two perpendicular polarization-detection channels for the same reference polarization state. From the four Stokes vectors, the birefringence image, which is insensitive to orientation of the optical axis in the sample, and the polarization diversity intensity image, in which speckle noise is greatly reduced, were obtained. The birefringence changes in the rat muscle caused by freezing were investigated using phase-resolved polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography. It was found that freezing degrades birefringence in rat muscle.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4956, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII, (8 July 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.478965
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Hongwu Ren, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Yimin Wang, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Zhihua Ding, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Yonghua Zhao, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
J. Stuart Nelson, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Zhongping Chen, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4956:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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