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Optical Polarization in Biomedical Applications

  • Valery V. Tuchin
  • Lihong V. Wang
  • Dmitry A. Zimnyakov

Part of the Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering book series (BIOMEDICAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 1-5
  3. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 7-28
  4. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 29-43
  5. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 45-67
  6. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 69-84
  7. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 85-110
  8. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 111-138
  9. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 139-147
  10. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 149-159
  11. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 161-176
  12. Valery V. Tuchin, Lihong V. Wang, Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    Pages 177-223
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 225-281

About this book

Introduction

Optical Polarization in Biomedical Applications introduces key developments in optical polarization methods for quantitative studies of tissues, while presenting the theory of polarization transfer in a random medium as a basis for the quantitative description of polarized light interaction with tissues. This theory uses the modified transfer equation for Stokes parameters and predicts the polarization structure of multiple scattered optical fields. The backscattering polarization matrices (Jones matrix and Mueller matrix) important for noninvasive medical diagnostic are introduced. The text also describes a number of diagnostic techniques such as CW polarization imaging and spectroscopy, polarization microscopy and cytometry. As a new tool for medical diagnosis, optical coherent polarization tomography is analyzed. The monograph also covers a range of biomedical applications, among them cataract and glaucoma diagnostics, glucose sensing, and the detection of bacteria.

Keywords

ITO07 Laser Optical imaging Polarimetry Scattering media Speckle Tissue optics diagnosis diagnostics interference microscopy optical coherence tomography spectroscopy tissue tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Valery V. Tuchin
    • 1
  • Lihong V. Wang
    • 2
  • Dmitry A. Zimnyakov
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSaratov State University410012Russia
  2. 2.Department of Biomedical EngineeringTexas A&M UniversityTX 77843-3120USA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsSaratov State University410012Russia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-45321-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-25876-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45321-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1618-7210
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5647
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