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Single-detector polarization-sensitive OCT for biological tissue imaging
Author(s): Yi Wang; Xiaodong Chen; Haifeng Li; Yong Lei; Daoyin Yu
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we built up a single-detector PS-OCT system using only one detector. It displays interference light oscillation caused by tissue birefringence as grey image, eliminating the time-comsuming calculation in conventional two-detector PS-OCT. The periodicity of grey scale indicates the birefringence distribution of tissue, which is far more straightforward than Muller matrix or Stokes vector in conventional two-detector PS-OCT. The the imaging theory and setup of single-detector PS-OCT is discussed in detail, and experiment with bovine cartilage proved its ability of detecting tissue birefringence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7845, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics IV, 78450E (9 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871361
Show Author Affiliations
Yi Wang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Xiaodong Chen, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Haifeng Li, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yong Lei, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Daoyin Yu, Tianjin Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7845:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics IV
Qingming Luo; Ying Gu; Xingde Li, Editor(s)

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