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Orientational tomography of optical axes directions distributions of multilayer biological tissues birefringent polycrystalline networks
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Paper Abstract

We present a novel measurement method of optic axes orientation distribution which uses a relatively simple measurement setup. The principal difference of our method from other well-known methods lies in direct approach for measuring the orientation of optical axis of polycrystalline networks biological crystals. Our test polarimetry setup consists of HeNe laser, quarter wave plate, two linear polarizers and a CCD camera. We also propose a methodology for processing of measured optic axes orientation distribution which consists of evaluation of statistical, correlational and spectral moments. Such processing of obtained data can be used to classify particular tissue sample as “healthy” or “pathological”. For our experiment we use thin layers of histological section of normal and muscular dystrophy tissue sections. It is shown that the difference between mentioned moments` values of normal and pathological samples can be quite noticeable with relative difference up to 6.26.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8873, Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VI, 887313 (27 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021462
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Natalia I. Zabolotna, Vinnytsia National Technical Univ. (Ukraine)
Rostyslav Y. Dovhaliuk, Vinnytsia National Technical Univ. (Ukraine)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8873:
Polarization Science and Remote Sensing VI
Joseph A. Shaw; Daniel A. LeMaster, Editor(s)

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