Mueller matrix retinal imager with optimized polarization conditions

K. M. Twietmeyer, Russell A Chipman, A. E. Elsner, Y. Zhao, D. VanNasdale

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Abstract

A new Mueller matrix Polarimeter was used to image the retinas of normal subjects. Light from a linearly polarized 780 nm laser was passed through a system of variable retarders and scanned across the retina. Light returned from the eye passed through a second system of retarders and a polarizing beamsplitter to two confocal detection channels. Optimization of the Polarimetric data reduction matrix was via a condition number metric. The accuracy and repeatability of polarization parameter measurements were within ± 5%. The magnitudes and orientations of retardance and diattenuation, plus depolarization, were measured over 15° of retina for 15 normal eyes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21339-21354
Number of pages16
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number26
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 22 2008

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Twietmeyer, K. M., Chipman, R. A., Elsner, A. E., Zhao, Y., & VanNasdale, D. (2008). Mueller matrix retinal imager with optimized polarization conditions. Optics Express, 16(26), 21339-21354. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.021339

Mueller matrix retinal imager with optimized polarization conditions. / Twietmeyer, K. M.; Chipman, Russell A; Elsner, A. E.; Zhao, Y.; VanNasdale, D.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 16, No. 26, 22.12.2008, p. 21339-21354.

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Twietmeyer, KM, Chipman, RA, Elsner, AE, Zhao, Y & VanNasdale, D 2008, 'Mueller matrix retinal imager with optimized polarization conditions', Optics Express, vol. 16, no. 26, pp. 21339-21354. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.021339
Twietmeyer, K. M. ; Chipman, Russell A ; Elsner, A. E. ; Zhao, Y. ; VanNasdale, D. / Mueller matrix retinal imager with optimized polarization conditions. In: Optics Express. 2008 ; Vol. 16, No. 26. pp. 21339-21354.
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