Abstract

We report on a new calibration technique that permits the accurate extraction of sample Jones matrix and hence fast-axis orientation by using fiber-based polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) that is completely based on non-polarization-maintaining fiber such as SMF-28. In this technique, two quarter-wave plates (QWPs) are used to completely specify the parameters of the system fibers in the sample arm so that the Jones matrix of the sample can be determined directly. The device was validated on measurements of a QWP and an equine tendon sample by a single-mode fiber-based swept-source PS-OCT system.

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Bouma, B. E.

Cense, B.

de Boer, J. F.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Hee, M. R.

Huang, D.

Jiao, S. L.

Kasaragod, D. K.

Z. Lu, D. K. Kasaragod, and S. J. Matcher, Phys. Med. Biol. 56, 1105 (2011).
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Lim, Y.

Lu, Z.

Z. Lu, D. K. Kasaragod, and S. J. Matcher, Phys. Med. Biol. 56, 1105 (2011).
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Makita, S.

Matcher, S. J.

Z. Lu, D. K. Kasaragod, and S. J. Matcher, Phys. Med. Biol. 56, 1105 (2011).
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Milner, T. E.

Nassif, N. A.

Nelson, J. S.

Park, B. H.

Pierce, M. C.

Shishkov, M.

Stoica, G.

Swanson, E. A.

Tearney, G. J.

Todorovic, M.

van Gemert, M. J. C.

Wang, L. H. V.

Yamanari, M.

Yasuno, Y.

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Figures (2)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Measured double-pass retardance and orientation of the QWP as a function of set orientation relative to the orientation of the calibration device. (b) Stokes vector equivalent to the measured optic axis presented on a Poincaré sphere.

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Fig. 2.

(a) Structural image of the tendon along with the calibration device. (b) Measured fiber orientation of the equine tendon as a function of set orientation relative to the orientation of the calibration device. Image size is 2 mm (transversal)×1.8mm (axial).

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Jc,m=JmJm,R1=JoutJsJout1=JU(p1eiη/200p2eiη/2)JU1,
Jc,m=JoutHJout1=i(cos2θei(φψ)sin2θei(φψ)sin2θcos2θ).
Jc,m=1i2Jout(i001)R(π4)(1001)R(π4)(i001)Jout1=i(sin2θcosηeiξ(cos2θcosη+isinη)eiξ(cos2θcosηisinη)sin2θcosη),
Jc,m;s=JoutQR(π4)QR(π4)JsR(π4)QR(π4)QJout1,
Jc,m;s=JoutR(ζ)QR(π4)QR(π4)R(ζ)JsR(ζ)R(π4)QR(π4)QR(ζ)Jout1=JoutQR(π4)QR(π4)JsR(π4)QR(π4)QJout1,

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