Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography based on polarization-maintaining fibers and frequency multiplexing

Muhammad K. Al-Qaisi, Taner Akkin

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Abstract

We report a novel polarization-maintaining fiber based optical coherence tomography for single detector imaging of tissue reflectivity and birefringence. A single depth scan yields quantitative birefringence information along the A-line accurately. Since the orthogonal polarization channels are frequency multiplexed, the polarization information is extracted by using digital band-pass filters. Here, we introduce the optical system and present the reflectivity and birefringence images of biological tissues with an axial resolution of 7.9 μm and SNR of 30 dB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13032-13041
Number of pages10
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number17
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 18 2008

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