Abstract

We demonstrate a polarization-sensitive spectral-domain optical coherence tomography system based on polarization-maintaining fiber technology. Using a single-line-scan camera, the system produces reflectivity and retardance information along a depth profile with a single measurement. The relative axis orientation is available as well. System design and characterization and images of a biological tissue are presented.

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A. F. Fercher, C. K. Hitzenberger, G. Kamp, and S. Y. El-Zaiat, Opt. Commun. 117, 43 (1995).
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D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Akkin, T.

Al-Qaisi, M.

Baumann, B.

Bouma, B. E.

Cense, B.

Chang, W.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, T. C.

Davé, D. P.

de Boer, J. F.

El-Zaiat, S. Y.

A. F. Fercher, C. K. Hitzenberger, G. Kamp, and S. Y. El-Zaiat, Opt. Commun. 117, 43 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Fercher, A. F.

A. F. Fercher, C. K. Hitzenberger, G. Kamp, and S. Y. El-Zaiat, Opt. Commun. 117, 43 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Flotte, T.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fujimoto, J. G.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Götzinger, E.

Gregory, K.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hee, M. R.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hitzenberger, C. K.

Huang, D.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kamp, G.

A. F. Fercher, C. K. Hitzenberger, G. Kamp, and S. Y. El-Zaiat, Opt. Commun. 117, 43 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C. P.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Milner, T. E.

Mujat, M.

Nassif, N. A.

Nelson, J. S.

Park, B. H.

Pierce, M. C.

Pircher, M.

Pufialito, C. A.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schuman, J. S.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stinson, W. G.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Swanson, E. A.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Pufialito, and J. G. Fujimoto, Science 254, 1178 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tearney, G. J.

Van Gemert, M. J. C.

Yun, S.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) SDPS-OCT system: SLD, superluminscent diode; FB, fiber bench; P, polarizer; C, collimator; QWP, quarter-wave plate; L, lens; M: mirror; GM, galvo mirror; G, grating; W, Wollaston prism. (b) Dynamic range and depth-dependent decay in reflectivity.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Retardance measurement of a voltage driven variable retarder (solid line) and the manufacturer’s test data (dashed line); (b) relative optical axis orientation (circles: left y-axis) and retardance (squares: right y-axis) measurements of a known retarder. Solid line indicates the expected slope.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

SDPS-OCT’s (a) reflectivity (dynamic range, 30 dB; dark, low; light, high), (b) phase retardance (dark, 0°; light, 90°), and (c) relative axis orientation (blue, −90°; red, 90°) images of the nail and skin of a human finger.

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R ( z ) A 1 ( z ) 2 + A 2 ( z ) 2 ,
δ ( z ) = arctan ( A 1 ( z ) / A 2 ( z ) ) .
θ ( z ) = ( ϕ 1 ( z ) ϕ 2 ( z ) ) / 2.

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