20 March 2013 Improved optical axis determination accuracy for fiber-based polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography
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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 waveplates 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 quarter waveplate and an equine tendon sample by a single-mode fiber-based swept-source PS-OCT system.
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Zenghai Lu, Stephen J. Matcher, "Improved optical axis determination accuracy for fiber-based polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography ", Proc. SPIE 8571, Optical Coherence Tomography and Coherence Domain Optical Methods in Biomedicine XVII, 85712J (20 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2000543; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2000543
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