Research Papers: Imaging

Polarization gating based on Mueller matrices

[+] Author Affiliations
Angel Lizana, Albert Van Eeckhout, Kamil Adamczyk, Carla Rodríguez, Juan Carlos Escalera, Juan Campos

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Grup d’Òptica, Physics Department, Bellaterra, Spain

Enric Garcia-Caurel

Université Paris-Saclay, LPICM, CNRS, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France

Ignacio Moreno

Universidad Miguel Hernández, Department of Materials Science, Optics and Electronics Technology, Elche, Spain

J. Biomed. Opt. 22(5), 056004 (May 10, 2017). doi:10.1117/1.JBO.22.5.056004
History: Received January 13, 2017; Accepted April 17, 2017
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Abstract.  We present mathematical formulas generalizing polarization gating (PG) techniques. PG refers to a collection of imaging methods based on the combination of different controlled polarization channels. In particular, we show how using the measured Mueller matrix (MM) of a sample, a widespread number of PG configurations can be evaluated just from analytical expressions based on the MM coefficients. We also show the interest of controlling the helicity of the states of polarization used for PG-based metrology, as this parameter has an impact in the image contrast of samples. In addition, we highlight the interest of combining PG techniques with tools of data analysis related to the MM formalism, such as the well-known MM decompositions. The method discussed in this work is illustrated with the results of polarimetric measurements done on artificial phantoms and real ex-vivo tissues.

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Angel Lizana ; Albert Van Eeckhout ; Kamil Adamczyk ; Carla Rodríguez ; Juan Carlos Escalera, et al.
"Polarization gating based on Mueller matrices", J. Biomed. Opt. 22(5), 056004 (May 10, 2017). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.22.5.056004


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