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Fiber-based polarization-sensitive Mueller-matrix optical coherence tomography with continuous source polarization modulation
Author(s): Shuliang Jiao; Tseng-Ming Hsieh; Jun Ai; Milos Todorovic; George Stoica; Lihong V. Wang
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Paper Abstract

A novel fiber-based Mueller-matrix optical coherence tomography system is demonstrated for acquiring polarization images of biological tissues in vivo. The system features a single broadband source, a rapid scanning optical delay line, and an electro-optical polarization modulator that modulates the polarization states of the source light continuously. A frame of a 200 by 1515 pixel 2D image can be acquired in half a second. The Jones matrix of a sample is calculated from two frequency components--the A-scan carrier frequency component and the beat frequency component between the modulation frequency and the carrier frequency. For samples having negligible diattenuation, the Jones matrix can be calculated from a single measurement of either the horizontal or the vertical interference signal. The system was first validated by imaging standard polarization elements and then applied to imaging biological samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5316, Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VIII, (1 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.531022
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Shuliang Jiao, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Tseng-Ming Hsieh, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Jun Ai, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Milos Todorovic, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
George Stoica, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
Lihong V. Wang, Texas A&M Univ. (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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