Spectral-domain polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography at 850 nm

Barry Cense, Teresa C. Chen, Mircea Mujat, Chulmin Joo, Taner Akkin, B. Hyle Park, Mark C. Pierce, Andy Yun, Brett E. Bouma, Gary J. Tearaey, Johannes F. De Boer

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The use of optical coherence tomography (OCT) and scanning laser polarimetry (SLP) techniques for monitoring the retinal nerve fiber layer thinning is discussed. With polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT), depth-resolved birefringence measurements of the human retina can be made in vivo. A polarizing beam is used in the delay line in combination with a polarization controller to ensure that the power at both polarization states entering the delay line is equal. It is found that the spectral-domain polarization-sensitive OCT can be used to measure the retinal nerve fiber layer thickness and birefringence simultaneously.

Original languageEnglish
Article number28
Pages (from-to)159-162
Number of pages4
JournalProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 2005
EventCoherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine IX - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2005 Jan 232005 Jan 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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