Propagation of circularly polarized light at the optical clearing conditions
Room 151 (Upper Mezzanine South)
The structural alterations in biological tissues influence the tissue optical properties such as scattering, birefringence and optical activity. We developed a Stokes vector polarimetric system to investigate the peculiarities of the phase change of circularly polarized light during its propagation through biotissue-mimicking phantoms and real biological tissues. With the help of tissue screening experiments, Monte-Carlo simulation, and the Poincaré sphere approach, we investigated the change of polarimetric properties of light backscattered from the specimens due to the variation in the measurement’s sampling volume, change in tissue scattering and the process of optical clearing.
Univ. of Oulu (Finland)