Friday, January 8, 2010

Generalized Jones Matrix OCT

Shuichi Makita and his colleagues in COG recently reported the generalization of Jones matrix optical coherence tomography (Jones OCT) in Optics Express. In this paper, we generalized theoretical model of Jones OCT which provides us not only phase retardation tomography but local birefringence tomography of biological and medical samples. The noise property of this generalized Jones OCT is also carefully analyzed. This method was applied to visualize the details of an anterior eye chamber, and successfully contrast a trabecular meshwork. The details are described in the following paper.

Citation: S. Makita, M. Yamanari, and Y. Yasuno, "Generalized Jones matrix optical coherence tomography: performance and local birefringence imaging," Opt. Express 18, 854-876 (2010).