The use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and scanning laser polarimetry (SLP) techniques for monitoring the retinal nerve fiber layer thinning is discussed. With polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT), depth-resolved birefringence measurements of the human retina can be made in vivo. A polarizing beam is used in the delay line in combination with a polarization controller to ensure that the power at both polarization states entering the delay line is equal. It is found that the spectral-domain polarization-sensitive OCT can be used to measure the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness and birefringence simultaneously.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE|
|State||Published - Jul 21 2005|
|Event||Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine IX - San Jose, CA, United States|
Duration: Jan 23 2005 → Jan 26 2005