Research Papers: Imaging

Two-dimensional backscattering Mueller matrix of sphere–cylinder birefringence media

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E Du, Yihong Guo, Hui Ma

Tsinghua University, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Medical Technologies, Shenzhen 518055, China

Tsinghua University, Department of Physics, Beijing 100084, China

Honghui He, Nan Zeng, Ran Liao, Yonghong He

Tsinghua University, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Minimally Invasive Medical Technologies, Shenzhen 518055, China

J. Biomed. Opt. 17(12), 126016 (Dec 12, 2012). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.17.12.126016
History: Received June 26, 2012; Revised November 6, 2012; Accepted November 19, 2012
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Abstract.  We have developed a sphere–cylinder birefringence model (SCBM) for anisotropic media. The new model is based on a previously published sphere–cylinder scattering model (SCSM), but the spherical and cylindrical scatterers are embedded in a linearly birefringent medium. A Monte Carlo simulation program for SCBM was also developed by adding a new module to the SCSM program to take into account the effects of birefringence. Simulations of the backscattering Mueller matrix demonstrate that SCBM results in better agreement with experimental results than SCSM and is more suitable to characterize fibrous tissues such as skeletal muscle. Using Monte Carlo simulations, we also examined the characteristics of two-dimensional backscattering Mueller matrix of SCBM and analyzed the influence of linear birefringence.

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E Du ; Honghui He ; Nan Zeng ; Yihong Guo ; Ran Liao, et al.
"Two-dimensional backscattering Mueller matrix of sphere–cylinder birefringence media", J. Biomed. Opt. 17(12), 126016 (Dec 12, 2012). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.17.12.126016


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