Polarization gating in ultrafast-optics imaging of skeletal muscle tissues

Chia-Wei Sun*, Chih Yu Wang, C. C. Yang, Yean Woei Kiang, I. Jen Hsu, Chii Wann Lin

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Abstract

By comparing the results of polarization-dependent, time-resolved intensity profiles of photons transmitted through diluted milk, chicken breast tissue, and chopped chicken breast tissue, we found that the inherent anisotropic optical property of skeletal muscle tissue resulted in coherent coupling between two mutually perpendicular polarization directions. This coupling process led to difficulty in using the conventional polarization gating method for imaging unless the anisotropy characteristics were well understood. However, imaging based on polarization gating in diluted milk and chopped chicken breast tissue, which had an isotropic random-scattering nature, was quite effective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-434
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2001

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    Sun, C-W., Wang, C. Y., Yang, C. C., Kiang, Y. W., Hsu, I. J., & Lin, C. W. (2001). Polarization gating in ultrafast-optics imaging of skeletal muscle tissues. Optics Letters, 26(7), 432-434. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000432