Fiber-based phase-sensitive optical low coherence reflectometer for birefringence imaging of nerves

T. Akkin, H. G. Rylander, D. P. Davé, T. E. Milner

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Abstract

A fiber based dual channel phase-sensitive optical low coherence tomography system is proposed for birefringence imaging neural tissues. The system measures relative optical path length differences between the orthogonal modes of the polarization-maintaining fiber in highly scattering media with high lateral and longitudinal spatial resolution. Because of the ability of detecting ultra-small changes in refractive index, system has uses in many bio-medical optical imaging applications such as monitoring cell and tissue dynamics, imaging of phase objects, and functional studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2301-2302
Number of pages2
JournalAnnual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology - Proceedings
Volume3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
EventProceedings of the 2002 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 24th Annual Conference and the 2002 Fall Meeting of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES / EMBS) - Houston, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 23 2002Oct 26 2002

Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Fiber
  • Interferometer
  • Nerve
  • Phase sensitive

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