Influence of scattering and birefringence on the phase shift between electric field components of polarized light propagated through biological tissues

Mariia Borovkova, Alexander Bykov, Alexey Popov, Igor Meglinski

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Abstract

The interest to the use of polarized light in various modern biomedical applications is significantly growing. We explore the influence of scattering and birefringence on the phase shift between electric field components of polarized light propagated through biotissues. Degree of polarization and phase shift between the orthogonal components of circularly polarized light, propagated through the tissue samples, are examined utilizing Poincaré sphere. Scattering reduction and birefringence increase are achieved, respectively, by optical clearing and mechanical stretch. Notably different signatures of state of polarization are observed for scattering and birefringence alterations that makes it possible to distinguish mechanisms of phase retardation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNovel Biophotonics Techniques and Applications V
EditorsArjen Amelink, Seemantini K. Nadkarni
PublisherOptical Society of America OSA
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-51062-844-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-51062-843-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO 2019 - München, Germany
Duration: 23 Jun 201927 Jun 2019

Publication series

SeriesProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging
Number60
Volume20
ISSN1605-7422
SeriesProceedings of SPIE
Volume11075
ISSN0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference on Biomedical Optics, ECBO 2019
CountryGermany
CityMünchen
Period23/06/1927/06/19

Keywords

  • Birefringence
  • Optical clearing
  • Poincaré sphere
  • Polarimetry
  • Scattering
  • Skin tissue
  • Stokes vector

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    Borovkova, M., Bykov, A., Popov, A., & Meglinski, I. (2019). Influence of scattering and birefringence on the phase shift between electric field components of polarized light propagated through biological tissues. In A. Amelink, & S. K. Nadkarni (Eds.), Novel Biophotonics Techniques and Applications V [110750R] Optical Society of America OSA. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, No. 60, Vol.. 20, Proceedings of SPIE, Vol.. 11075 https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2526394