Abstract

We present a polarization-sensitive (PS) extension for bright- and dark-field (BRAD) optical coherence tomography imaging. Using a few-mode fiber detection scheme, the light backscattered at different angles is separated, and the BRAD images of tissue scattering are generated. A calibration method to correct for the fiber birefringence is proposed. Since particle scattering profiles are polarization dependent, a PS detection extends the capabilities for investigating the scattering properties of biological tissues. Both phantoms consisting of different-sized microparticles and a brain tissue specimen were imaged to validate the system performance and demonstrate the complementary image contrast.

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A. E. Desjardins, B. J. Vakoc, G. J. Tearney, and B. E. Bouma, Opt. Lett. 32, 3158 (2007).
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N. Iftimia, B. E. Bouma, and G. J. Tearney, J. Biomed. Opt. 8, 260 (2003).
[Crossref]

Tentori, D.

Torzicky, T.

Trasischker, W.

Trevino-Martínez, F.

Vakoc, B. J.

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Vansteenkiste, N.

Vignolo, P.

Villiger, M.

Wang, B.

Wang, H.

H. Wang, A. J. Black, J. Zhu, T. W. Stigen, M. K. Al-Qaisi, T. I. Netoff, A. Abosch, and T. Akkin, Neuroimage 58, 984 (2011).
[Crossref]

Wang, L.

Wartak, A.

Widhalm, G.

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Woehrer, A.

Wolf, P.-E.

P.-E. Wolf and G. Maret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2696 (1985).
[Crossref]

Yamanari, M.

Yasuno, Y.

Yin, B.

Yu, W.

Zhao, Y.

Zhu, J.

H. Wang, A. J. Black, J. Zhu, T. W. Stigen, M. K. Al-Qaisi, T. I. Netoff, A. Abosch, and T. Akkin, Neuroimage 58, 984 (2011).
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Zotter, S.

Biomed. Opt. Express (3)

J. Biomed. Opt. (1)

N. Iftimia, B. E. Bouma, and G. J. Tearney, J. Biomed. Opt. 8, 260 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. A (1)

Neuroimage (1)

H. Wang, A. J. Black, J. Zhu, T. W. Stigen, M. K. Al-Qaisi, T. I. Netoff, A. Abosch, and T. Akkin, Neuroimage 58, 984 (2011).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (7)

Phys. Med. Biol. (1)

S. L. Jacques, Phys. Med. Biol. 58, R37 (2013).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

P.-E. Wolf and G. Maret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2696 (1985).
[Crossref]

Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (1)

W. S. Bickel, J. Davidson, D. Huffman, and R. Kilkson, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 73, 486 (1976).
[Crossref]

Science (1)

D. Huang, E. Swanson, C. Lin, J. Schuman, W. Stinson, W. Chang, M. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, and C. Puliafito, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[Crossref]

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C. F. Bohren and D. R. Huffman, Absorption and Scattering of Light by Small Particles (Wiley, 2008).

H. C. van de Hulst, Light Scattering by Small Particles (Courier Corporation, 1981).

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. BRAD-OCT setup with PS extension. AOC, analog output card; BD, balanced photodetector; BS, beam splitter; DAQ, data acquisition; FC, fiber collimator; FMF, few-mode fiber; L, lens; MEMS, scanner; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; PC, polarization control paddles; RR, retroreflector; S, sample; SMF, single-mode fiber.
Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. Illustration of the FMF birefringence compensation procedure. (a) Measured Stokes vectors Sc and Sv are transformed from the input vectors Sc and Sv due to the FMF birefringence which changes the orientation in the Poincaré sphere. (b) First rotation R1(θ1) around the normal Sc×Sc to align Sc with Sc. (c) Second rotation R2(θ2) around the V axis to match the input Stokes vectors orientation.
Fig. 3.
Fig. 3. (a) Stokes vector image of a birefringent foil for LP01 without calibration. The pixels with low intensity are masked in gray. (b) Poincaré sphere showing the Stokes vectors as a function of depth indicated in yellow and the pixel indicated in red in (a). (c) Stokes vector image after the calibration procedure. (d) Poincaré sphere plotting the cross section in yellow and the pixel in red indicated in (c).
Fig. 4.
Fig. 4. Illustration of phase retardation calculation from the corrected Stokes vectors S using the surface Stokes vector Ssurf as reference.
Fig. 5.
Fig. 5. Stokes parameter distributions for phantoms containing (a) 5 μm microspheres reconstructed by LP01, (b) 7 μm microspheres reconstructed by LP01, (c) 5 μm microspheres reconstructed by LP21, and (d) 7 μm microspheres reconstructed by LP21.
Fig. 6.
Fig. 6. PS BRAD-OCT images of a human brainstem. (a) Intensity B-scan of the LP01 co-polarized channel. (b) Corresponding LP01 retardation B-scan. Gray matter tissue appears as polarization preserving (yellow arrow), while the white matter appears as birefringent (increasing retardation, red arrow). (c) En-face projection image of the co-polarized intensity collected by LP01. (d) En-face projection image of the cross-polarized intensity collected by LP01. The hyperscattering fiber tracts are indicated by the yellow arrows. (e) En-face projection image of the co-polarized intensity collected by LP21. (f) En-face projection image of the cross-polarized intensity collected by LP21. (g) BRAD ratio image of LP01 and LP21 reflectivity signals reveal strong direct backscattering for the indicated fiber tracts. The granular yellow spots correspond to locations where the wet tissue surface created specular reflection artifacts. (h) Corresponding LP01 retardation map where high retardation values reveal birefringent white matter tracts. The scale bars correspond to 150 μm.

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