1 February 2011 Transmission of polarized light in skeletal muscle
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Experiments were conducted to study polarized light transmission in fresh bovine skeletal muscle of varying thicknesses. Two-dimensional polarization-sensitive transmission images were acquired and analyzed using a numerical parametric fitting algorithm. The total transmittance intensity and degree-of-polarization were calculated for both central ballistic and surrounding scattering regions. Full Mueller matrix images were derived from the raw polarization images and the polar decomposition algorithm was applied to extract polarization parameters. The results suggest that polarized light propagation through skeletal muscle is affected by strong birefringence, diattenuation, multiple scattering induced depolarization and the sarcomere diffraction effect.
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Ali S. Shuaib, Ali S. Shuaib, Xin Li, Xin Li, Gang Yao, Gang Yao, } "Transmission of polarized light in skeletal muscle," Journal of Biomedical Optics 16(2), 025001 (1 February 2011). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3536512 . Submission:
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