Extended polar decomposition method of Mueller matrices for turbid media in reflection geometry

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Title: Extended polar decomposition method of Mueller matrices for turbid media in reflection geometry
Authors: Qi, J
He, H
Ma, H
Elson, DS
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: The polar decomposition method for Mueller matrices proposed by Lu–Chipman has been demonstrated and validated for many applications. However, in some situations, e.g., when analyzing the Mueller matrix of birefringent turbid media with Mie-sized scatterers acquired in reflection geometry, the method may suffer from limitations due to the assumptions required by this method. Here we extend the Lu–Chipman method and show that it can provide more reasonable results for these situations. The method has been validated experimentally with turbid phantoms. Thus, this Letter may prove useful in tissue polarimetry.
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2017
Date of Acceptance: 3-Sep-2017
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/54326
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.42.004048
ISSN: 0146-9592
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Start Page: 4048
End Page: 4051
Journal / Book Title: OPTICS LETTERS
Volume: 42
Issue: 20
Copyright Statement: © 2017 Optical Society of America. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic reproduction and distribution, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modifications of the content of this paper are prohibited.
Sponsor/Funder: Commission of the European Communities
The Royal Society
Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Funder's Grant Number: 242991
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
0205 Optical Physics
0206 Quantum Physics
0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine

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