Real time complete Stokes polarimetric imager based on a linear polarizer array camera for tissue polarimetric imaging

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Title: Real time complete Stokes polarimetric imager based on a linear polarizer array camera for tissue polarimetric imaging
Authors: Qi, J
He, C
Elson, DS
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Tissue polarimetric imaging measures Mueller matrices of tissues or Stokes vectors of the emergent light from tissues (normally using incidence with a fixed polarization state) over a field of view, and has demonstrated utility in a number of surgical and diagnostic applications. Here we introduce a compact complete Stokes polarimetric imager that can work for multiple wavelength bands with a frame-rate suitable for real-time applications. The imager was validated with standard polarizing components, and then employed as a polarization state analyzer of a Mueller imaging polarimeter and a standalone Stokes imaging polarimeter respectively to image the process of dehydration of bovine tendon tissue. The results obtained in this work suggested that the polarization properties of the samples rich of collagen fibres can change with the degree of dehydration, and therefore, dehydration of the samples prepared for polarimetric imaging (e.g. polarimetric microscopy) should be carefully controlled.
Issue Date: 10-Oct-2017
Date of Acceptance: 9-Oct-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/51723
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1364/BOE.8.004933
ISSN: 2156-7085
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Start Page: 4933
End Page: 4949
Journal / Book Title: Biomedical Optics Express
Volume: 8
Issue: 11
Copyright Statement: Published by The Optical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article's title, journal citation, and DOI.
Sponsor/Funder: Commission of the European Communities
National Institute for Health Research
Funder's Grant Number: 242991
II-LB-0214-20009
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine



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