Birefringence imaging of human skin by polarization-sensitive spectral interferometric optical coherence tomography

Y. Yasuno, S. Makita, Y. Sutoh, M. Itoh, T. Yatagai
2002 Optics Letters  
We have developed a spectral interferometric optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with polarization sensitivity that is able to measure a two-dimensional tomographic image by means of one-dimensional mechanical scanning. Our system, which has an axial resolution of 32 mm, calculates the distribution of each element of the Müller matrix of a measured object from 16 OCT images. The OCT system successfully reveals the birefringent nature of human skin tissue.
doi:10.1364/ol.27.001803 pmid:18033369 fatcat:koa3z7djznglzdz6d2fyycojuq