September 2016
Volume 57, Issue 12
Open Access
ARVO Annual Meeting Abstract  |   September 2016
Fiber-based Jones-matrix polarization-sensitive OCT of the human retina
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Boy Braaf
    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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    Commercial Relationships   Boy Braaf, None
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    Support  This research was supported by grants from Stichting Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek Oogziekenhuis Prof. Dr. H.J. Flieringa (SWOO), Combined Ophthalmic Research Rotterdam (CORR), the Dutch MS Research Foundation, and a VICI from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
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      Boy Braaf; Fiber-based Jones-matrix polarization-sensitive OCT of the human retina. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 201657(12):.

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Presentation Description : Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) measures the depth-resolved polarization properties of tissue structures such as the retina. PS-OCT systems are often built with single-mode fibers to facilitate optical alignment, but can suffer in this case from wavelength-dependent polarization distortions, i.e. polarization mode dispersion (PMD), that distort the measurement of tissue polarization parameters. A novel Jones matrix analysis method is presented that corrects polarization distortions caused by the system hardware (including PMD) via wavelength-dependent analysis of the polarization states of the sample surface and deeper located birefringent tissue structures. This method was implemented for PS-OCT imaging of the retina and used for the en face visualization of the intensity, phase retardation and relative optic axis orientation in a healthy volunteer and a glaucoma patient.

This is an abstract that was submitted for the 2016 ARVO Annual Meeting, held in Seattle, Wash., May 1-5, 2016.


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