Applications of fiber-based phase sensitive optical low coherence reflectometer

Taner Akkin, Digant P. Davé, H. Grady Rylander, Thomas E. Milner

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We describe a phase sensitive optical low coherence reflectometer using polarization maintaining optical fiber with high lateral, longitudinal and phase resolution for biomedical applications. The system utilizes three sample path configurations (i.e. single beam, lateral beams, and longitudinally delayed channels) and allows investigation of various topics in biomedical research. Applications include measurement of birefringence change, intensity and phase imaging, refractive index measurements, surface analysis, and measurement of solute concentrations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-33
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2003
EventPROGRESS IN BIOMEDICAL OPTICS AND IMAGING: Optical Fibers and Sensors for Medical Applications III - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 25 2003Jan 28 2003


  • Birefringence
  • Fiber
  • Interferometer
  • Phase sensitive
  • Polarization
  • Refractive index


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