Polarization-sensitive complex Fourier domain optical coherence tomography for Jones matrix imaging of biological samples

Yasuno, Yoshiaki; Makita, Shuichi; Endo, Takashi; Itoh, Masahide; Yatagai, Toyohiko; Takahashi, Mari; Katada, Chikatoshi; Mutoh, Manabu
October 2004
Applied Physics Letters;10/11/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 15, p3023
Academic Journal
A polarization-sensitive Fourier domain optical coherence tomography (PS-FD-OCT) system is demonstrated. This OCT system is based on a spectral interferometer, does not require mechanical axial scanning, and enables phase information to be used in an OCT image. Owing to this phase information, the system requires only two measurements for determining the Jones matrix images and Müller images of biological samples. This system reveals the birefringence properties of the inner surface of a porcine esophagus.


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