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Evaluation of changes in birefringence for samples subjected to various stress sources measured with polarization-sensitive OCT
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Paper Abstract

Polarization-sensitive OCT (PS-OCT) has proven useful in determining the stress-induced birefringence of non-biological materials, but such utility in biological tissues subjected to stress has not been well studied yet. To study stress-induced birefringence of biological tissues, we use a swept-source PS-OCT system with passively depth-encoded, orthogonal polarization states in the illumination path and polarization-diversity detection and a Mueller formalism in post-processing. We present measurements of stress-induced changes in the birefringence of non-biological and biological samples that provide useful benchmarks in further assessing the utility of this approach.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 April 2017
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 10340, International Conference on Biophotonics V, 1034016 (29 April 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270131
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Karol Karnowski, Optical+Biomedical Engineering Lab., The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Qingyun Li, Optical+Biomedical Engineering Lab., The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
Martin Villiger, Harvard Medical School (United States)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Wellman Ctr. for Photomedicine (United States)
David D. Sampson, Optical+Biomedical Engineering Lab., The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)
The Univ. of Western Australia (Australia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10340:
International Conference on Biophotonics V
David D. Sampson; Dennis L. Matthews; Jürgen Popp; Halina Rubinsztein-Dunlop; Brian C. Wilson, Editor(s)

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