Abstract

Polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) is a functional extension of conventional OCT and can assess depth-resolved tissue birefringence in addition to intensity. Most existing PS-OCT systems are relatively complex and their clinical translation remains difficult. We present a simple and robust all-fiber PS-OCT system based on swept source technology and polarization depth-encoding. Polarization multiplexing was achieved using a polarization maintaining fiber. Polarization sensitive signals were detected using fiber based polarization beam splitters and polarization controllers were used to remove the polarization ambiguity. A simplified post-processing algorithm was proposed for speckle noise reduction relaxing the demand for phase stability. We demonstrated systems design for both ophthalmic and catheter-based PS-OCT. For ophthalmic imaging, we used an optical clock frequency doubling method to extend the imaging range of a commercially available short cavity light source to improve polarization depth-encoding. For catheter based imaging, we demonstrated 200 kHz PS-OCT imaging using a MEMS-tunable vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) and a high speed micromotor imaging catheter. The system was demonstrated in human retina, finger and lip imaging, as well as ex vivo swine esophagus and cardiovascular imaging. The all-fiber PS-OCT is easier to implement and maintain compared to previous PS-OCT systems and can be more easily translated to clinical applications due to its robust design.

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J. Strasswimmer, M. C. Pierce, B. H. Park, V. Neel, and J. F. de Boer, “Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography of invasive basal cell carcinoma,” J. Biomed. Opt.9(2), 292–298 (2004).
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M. C. Pierce, R. L. Sheridan, B. Hyle Park, B. Cense, and J. F. de Boer, “Collagen denaturation can be quantified in burned human skin using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography,” Burns30(6), 511–517 (2004).
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S. M. Srinivas, J. F. de Boer, H. Park, K. Keikhanzadeh, H. E. Huang, J. Zhang, W. Q. Jung, Z. Chen, and J. S. Nelson, “Determination of burn depth by polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography,” J. Biomed. Opt.9(1), 207–212 (2004).
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G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, B. E. Bouma, S. A. Boppart, C. Pitris, J. F. Southern, and J. G. Fujimoto, “In Vivo Endoscopic Optical Biopsy with Optical Coherence Tomography,” Science276(5321), 2037–2039 (1997).
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S. K. Nadkarni, M. C. Pierce, B. H. Park, J. F. de Boer, P. Whittaker, B. E. Bouma, J. E. Bressner, E. Halpern, S. L. Houser, and G. J. Tearney, “Measurement of collagen and smooth muscle cell content in atherosclerotic plaques using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography,” J. Am. Coll. Cardiol.49(13), 1474–1481 (2007).
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M. C. Pierce, M. Shishkov, B. H. Park, N. A. Nassif, B. E. Bouma, G. J. Tearney, and J. F. de Boer, “Effects of sample arm motion in endoscopic polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Express13(15), 5739–5749 (2005).
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B. H. Park, M. C. Pierce, B. Cense, S.-H. Yun, M. Mujat, G. J. Tearney, B. E. Bouma, and J. F. de Boer, “Real-time fiber-based multi-functional spectral-domain optical coherence tomography at 1.3 um,” Opt. Express13(11), 3931–3944 (2005).
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B. J. Vakoc, S. H. Yun, J. F. de Boer, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma, “Phase-resolved optical frequency domain imaging,” Opt. Express13(14), 5483–5493 (2005).
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K. H. Kim, M. C. Pierce, G. Maguluri, B. H. Park, S. J. Yoon, M. Lydon, R. Sheridan, and J. F. de Boer, “In vivo imaging of human burn injuries with polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography,” J. Biomed. Opt.17(6), 066012 (2012).
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B. H. Park, M. C. Pierce, B. Cense, and J. F. de Boer, “Jones matrix analysis for a polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography system using fiber-optic components,” Opt. Lett.29(21), 2512–2514 (2004).
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B. Cense, T. C. Chen, B. H. Park, M. C. Pierce, and J. F. de Boer, “In vivo depth-resolved birefringence measurements of the human retinal nerve fiber layer by polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography,” Opt. Lett.27(18), 1610–1612 (2002).
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X.-J. Wang, T. E. Milner, J. F. de Boer, Y. Zhang, D. H. Pashley, and J. S. Nelson, “Characterization of dentin and enamel by use of optical coherence tomography,” Appl. Opt.38(10), 2092–2096 (1999).
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Circulation (1)

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the depth-encoded PS-OCT system. PM fibers are shown in green. A length of PM fiber is used to generate two orthogonal polarization states separated by a given delay in a single A-scan. Two fiber-based polarization beam splitters (FPBS) are used for dual balanced polarization sensitive detection.

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Fig. 2

Schematic of the ophthalmic PS-OCT system.

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Fig. 3

Schematic of the catheter-based PS-OCT system using a VCSEL light source with a micromotor probe.

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Fig. 4

Wave plate measurement. (A) Measured double-pass phase retardation (DPPR) of the quarter-wave plate at different orientations using the ophthalmic PS-OCT system at 1050nm. At each orientation, 500 measurements were performed. (B) Measured DPPR of the same wave plate using the catheter-based PS-OCT system at 1310nm. For each 500 measurements, the sample arm fibers were twisted to induce birefringence. The theoretical DPPR of the wave plate was ~142° at 1310nm. (C-D) Measured DPPR using the catheter-based PS-OCT system without (C) and with (D) the Jones averaging method.

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Fig. 5

PS-OCT retinal imaging in healthy subjects. (A-D) Optic nerve head imaging. The scan area is 6mm × 6mm, with 1000 × 200 A-lines/volume acquired in 2.0s. (A) A cross-sectional intensity image with two depth-encoded copies. (B) Corresponding DPPR image shows high retardance in the RNFL and sclera. (C) OCT fundus image. (D) Corresponding fundus DPPR map shows high retardance around the optic disc region. (E-F) Macular imaging. (E) A single frame intensity image at the fovea region. (F) Corresponding DPPR image shows low retardance in the retinal layers. Scale bar: 500µm.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Multifunctional human retinal imaging. The scan area is 3mm × 3mm with 300 × 300 × 5 A-lines/volume (5 repeated B-scans per location). (A) OCT fundus image. (B) OCT angiography using speckle de-correlation of repeated B-scans. The signals from two channels were first compounded and speckle-decorrelation was computed for the two depth-encoded copies separately, then the two copies were averaged. Color scale represents speckle-decorrelation of range 0-1. (C) Single frame cross-sectional intensity image. (D) Corresponding DPPR image with 5 frames averaged. Scale bar: 500µm.

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Fig. 7

Human skin and oral mucosa imaging in vivo by the catheter-based PS-OCT. (A) A single frame intensity image of the thick skin from a human index finger tip. (B) Corresponding DPPR image shows high retardance at the dermal papillae. (C) A single frame intensity image of human lip. (D) Corresponding DPPR image shows low retardance at the epithelium (EP) and high retardance at the lamia propria (LP). Horizontal scale bar: 30 degree; vertical scale bar: 500µm.

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Fig. 8

Ex vivo swine esophagus imaging by the catheter-based PS-OCT. (A) Single frame intensity shows the epithelium (EP) and lamia propria (LP) / muscularis mucosa (MM) layers. (B) Corresponding DPPR image shows low retardance at EP but high retardance at LP/MM. Horizontal scale bar: 30 degree; vertical scale bar: 500µm.

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Fig. 9

Ex vivo swine cardiovascular imaging using catheter-based PS-OCT. (A) Single frame intensity image of the right coronary artery. (B) Corresponding DPPR image shows low retardance in the intima layer, and high retardance in the media and adventitia. Horizontal scale bar: 30 degree; vertical scale bar: 500µm.

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J CPC =( a b b * a * ), J CPC3FPBS1 =( c 1 d 1 d 1 * c 1 * ), J CPC4FPBS2 =( c 2 d 2 d 2 * c 2 * )
J CPC3FPBS1 =( c 1 0 0 c 1 * ), J CPC4FPBS2 =( c 2 0 0 c 2 * )
J CPC3FPBS1 = J PC3 J CPC J PC3 = J CPC3FPBS1 J CPC 1 =( c 1 0 0 c 1 * )( a * b b * a )=( a * c 1 b c 1 b * c 1 * a c 1 * ) J PC4 = J CPC4FPBS2 J CPC 1 =( c 2 0 0 c 2 * )( a * b b * a )=( a * c 2 b c 2 b * c 2 * a c 2 * )
E FPBS1 = J PC3 E d = ( a * c 1 E x e j ϕ x b c 1 E y e j ϕ y , b * c 1 * E x e j ϕ x +a c 1 * E y e j ϕ y ) T E FPBS2 = J PC4 E d = ( a * c 2 E x e j ϕ x b c 2 E y e j ϕ y , b * c 2 * E x e j ϕ x +a c 2 * E y e j ϕ y ) T
| a * c 1 E x e j ϕ x b c 1 E y e j ϕ y | 2 = | a * c 2 E x e j ϕ x b c 2 E y e j ϕ y | 2 | b * c 1 * E x e j ϕ x +a c 1 * E y e j ϕ y | 2 = | b * c 2 * E x e j ϕ x +a c 2 * E y e j ϕ y | 2
E in =( E in (1) E in (2) )=( 1 0 0 1 )
E meas = J PC J out J sample J in E in
E surf = J PC J out J in E in
M= E meas E surf 1 = J PC J out J sample J in E in E in 1 J in 1 J out 1 J PC 1 = J PC J out J sample J out 1 J PC 1 = J out' J sample J out' 1
η=| arg( λ 1 / λ 2 ) |
E meas ' = J PC J out J sample J in E in ( e j( z meas Δk+ θ z ) 0 0 e j( ( z meas +Δz)Δk+ θ z ) ) E surf ' = J PC J out J in E in ( e j( z surf Δk ) 0 0 e j( ( z surf +Δz)Δk ) )
M ' = E meas ' E surf '1 = J PC J out J sample J in E in ( e j( z meas Δk+ θ z ) 0 0 e j( ( z meas +Δz)Δk+ θ z ) )( e j( z surf Δk ) 0 0 e j( ( z surf +Δz)Δk ) ) E in 1 J in 1 J out 1 J PC 1 = J PC J out J sample J in E in ( e j( ( z meas z surf )Δk+ θ z ) 0 0 e j( ( z meas z surf )Δk+ θ z ) ) E in 1 J in 1 J out 1 J PC 1 = e j( ( z meas z surf )Δk+ θ z ) J PC J out J sample J in E in E in 1 J in 1 J out 1 J PC 1 = e j( ( z meas z surf )Δk+ θ z ) J out' J sample J out' 1 = e jδ M
λ 1,2 =T/2± T 2 /4D
λ 1,2 ' =( e jδ T/2± e j2δ ( T 2 /4D) ) = e jδ ( T/2± T 2 /4D ) or e jδ ( T/2 T 2 /4D )
λ 1 ' / λ 2 ' = λ 1 / λ 2 or λ 1 ' / λ 2 ' = λ 2 / λ 1

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