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Depth-resolved two-dimensional Stokes vectors of backscattered light and Mueller matrices of biological tissue measured with optical coherence tomography

Jiao, Shuliang and Yao, Gang and Wang, Lihong V. (2000) Depth-resolved two-dimensional Stokes vectors of backscattered light and Mueller matrices of biological tissue measured with optical coherence tomography. Applied Optics, 39 (34). pp. 6318-6324. ISSN 0003-6935. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170203-142949931

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Abstract

Mueller matrices provide a complete characterization of the optical polarization properties of biological tissue. A polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (OCT) system was built and used to investigate the optical polarization properties of biological tissues and other turbid media. The apparent degree of polarization (DOP) of the backscattered light was measured with both liquid and solid scattering samples. The DOP maintains the value of unity within the detectable depth for the solid sample, whereas the DOP decreases with the optical depth for the liquid sample. Two-dimensional depth-resolved images of both the Stokes vectors of the backscattered light and the full Mueller matrices of biological tissue were measured with this system. These polarization measurements revealed some tissue structures that are not perceptible with standard OCT.


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https://doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.006318DOIArticle
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Wang, Lihong V.0000-0001-9783-4383
Additional Information:© 2000 Optical Society of America. Received 4 April 2000; revised manuscript received 11 August 2000. This study was sponsored in part by National Institutes of Health grants R29 CA68562, R01 CA71980, and R21 CA83760; by National Science Foundation grant BES-9734491; and by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board grant 000512-0123-1999.
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NIHR29 CA68562
NIHR01 CA71980
NIHR21 CA83760
NSFBES-9734491
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board000512-0123-1999
Classification Code:OCIS codes: 120.2130, 170.4500, 260.5430, 290.7050
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Official Citation:Shuliang Jiao, Gang Yao, and Lihong V. Wang, "Depth-resolved two-dimensional Stokes vectors of backscattered light and Mueller matrices of biological tissue measured with optical coherence tomography," Appl. Opt. 39, 6318-6324 (2000)
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