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Spatial frequency domain Mueller matrix imaging

Published

Author(s)

Joseph Chue-Sang, Aaron Goldfain, Jeeseong C. Hwang, Thomas Germer

Abstract

We combine Mueller matrix polarimetry (MMP) with spatial frequency domain imaging (SFDI) to create a technique that is sensitive to near-surface material anisotropy. We demonstrate this imaging modality with scattering and absorbing phantoms and with a fiber optic bundle. Images of depolarization show reduced depolarization under high spatial frequency illumination and demodulation and in some cases, reduced contrast to deeper features. The images of a fiber optic bundle show marked differences between illumination modulations that are aligned with the fibers versus those crossed with the fibers, demonstrating the impact of polarization on scattering direction.
Proceedings Title
Polarized Light and Optical Angular Momentum for Biomedical Diagnostics
Volume
11646
Conference Dates
March 6-11, 2021
Conference Location
San Francisco, CA, US

Keywords

anisotropy, Mueller matrix, polarimetry, scattering, spatial frequency imaging

Citation

Chue-Sang, J. , Goldfain, A. , Hwang, J. and Germer, T. (2021), Spatial frequency domain Mueller matrix imaging, Polarized Light and Optical Angular Momentum for Biomedical Diagnostics, San Francisco, CA, US, [online], https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2576350, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=932099 (Accessed May 23, 2022)
Created April 22, 2021, Updated January 4, 2022