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Passive optical module for polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography systems

Rivet, Sylvain, Marques, M.J., Bradu, Adrian, Podoleanu, Adrian G.H. (2017) Passive optical module for polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography systems. Optics Express, 25 (13). pp. 14533-14544. ISSN 1094-4087. (doi:10.1364/OE.25.014533) (KAR id:62134)

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The paper presents a proof-of-concept polarization-sensitive swept source Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) system that performs measurements of the retardance as well as of the axis orientation of a linear birefringent sample. The system performs single input state polarization-sensitive OCT and employs an optical module based on optically passive elements such as two beam displacers and a Faraday rotator. Our implementation of the PS-OCT system does not need any calibration step to compensate for the polarimetric effect of the fibers, and its operation does not require a balanced polarization-diversity detector. The optical module allows

measurement of the two polarization properties of the sample via two measurements which are performed simultaneously.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1364/OE.25.014533
Uncontrolled keywords: (110.4500) Optical coherence tomography; (120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology; (110.5405) Polarimetric imaging
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC355 Optics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Funders: European Commission (
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Depositing User: Manuel Marques
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2017 12:54 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 10:41 UTC
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