Quantification of scattering changes using polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography

Sang Won Lee, Jin Ho Kang, Ji Yeong Yoo, Moon Sik Kang, Jung Tack Oh, Beop Min Kim

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We demonstrate that changes in the degree of polarization (DOP) depend on changes in the scattering coefficient, and they can be quantified by using a polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography (PS-OCT) system. We test our hypothesis using liquid and solid phantoms made from Intralipid suspensions and gelatin, respectively. We also quantify the DOP changes with depth caused by changes in the concentration of scatterers in the liquid and solid phantoms. It is clearly shown that the DOP change has a linear relationship with the scattering change. In our previous study, we showed that the axial slope of the DOP is different between normal and pathologic cervical tissues. Our results demonstrate that the quantification of the axial DOP slope can be used for the systematic diagnosis of Certain tissue pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054032
JournalJournal of biomedical optics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Polarization degree
  • Polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography
  • Scattering property changes quantification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biomedical Engineering


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