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Depth-resolved birefringence and differential optical axis orientation measurements using fiber-based polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography
Author(s): Shuguang Guo; Jun Zhang; Woonggyu Jung; Lei Wang; J. Stuart Nelson; Zhongping Chen
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Paper Abstract

Conventional polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) can provide depth-resolved Stokes parameter measurements of light reflected from turbid media. A new algorithm, which takes into account changes in optical axis, is introduced to give depth-resolved birefringence and differential optical axis orientation images using fiber-based PS-OCT. Quaternion, a convenient mathematical tool, is used to represent an optical element and simplify the algorithm. Experimental results with beef tendon and rabbit tendon and muscle show that this technique has promising potential for imaging the birefringent structure of multiple-layer samples with varying optical axes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5316, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VIII, (1 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.529667
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Shuguang Guo, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Jun Zhang, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Woonggyu Jung, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Lei Wang, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
J. Stuart Nelson, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Beckman Laser Institute (United States)
Zhongping Chen, Univ. of California/Irvine (United States)
Beckman Laser Institute (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5316:
Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VIII
Valery V. Tuchin; Joseph A. Izatt; James G. Fujimoto, Editor(s)

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