Optical imaging based on time-resolved Stokes vectors in filamentous tissues

Chia-Wei Sun, Chih Chung Yang, Yean Woei Kiang

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Abstract

Time-resolved Stokes vector components of light transmitted through filamentous tissues were measured with a view to improving the imaging quality of optical images in such tissues. Temporal profiles of the Stokes vectors and the time-resolved degree of polarization (DOP) were calibrated to produce higher image quality than that of images based on time gating, polarization discrimination, or both. A thin chicken bone inserted into chicken breast tissue with filament orientation in different directions with respect to the direction of input linear polarization was scanned to demonstrate images of higher spatial resolution and contrast based on the measurement of time-resolved DOP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)750-754
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Optics
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2003

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