20 February 2009 Depolarization properties of the normal human fovea
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Depolarization data is provided for several normal retinas. Mueller matrix images of normal human fovea were acquired with a custom imaging Mueller matrix retinal polarimeter (the GDx-MM) over a 9° field at 780nm and have been analyzed for depolarization index and the variation of degree of polarization with incident polarization state. The degree of polarization (DoP) was often above 50% and varied in complex ways as a function of the incident polarization states. The depolarization properties around the macula loosely correlated with the retardance image. High spatial frequency depolarizing structures were evident throughout the fovea.
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Wai-Sze T. Lam, Russell A. Chipman, Karen M. Twietmeyer, Yanming Zhou, Kurt R. Denninghoff, A. E. Elsner, S. A. Burns, "Depolarization properties of the normal human fovea", Proc. SPIE 7168, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XIII, 716829 (20 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809657; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.809657
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