Short-wave infrared Mueller matrices and polarization parameters for in vivo skin surface reflectance

Lisa W. Li, Russell A Chipman

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Abstract

Short-wave infrared light is weakly absorbed by human epidermal and dermal tissue. Investigation of polarization characteristics of human skin taken in vivo distinguishes how depolarization index and the Mueller matrix are markers that can identify skin from a rough Lambertian surface material. A custom Near-Infrared imaging Mueller Matrix Polarimeter using an expanded, coherent 1550nm laser beam source is used to analyze the skin on the back of hands as a subject.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolarization
Subtitle of host publicationMeasurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII
PublisherSPIE
Volume10655
ISBN (Electronic)9781510618213
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
EventPolarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2018Apr 17 2018

Other

OtherPolarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period4/16/184/17/18

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Keywords

  • Depolarization
  • Mueller matrix
  • Polarized light
  • Skin
  • SWIR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Li, L. W., & Chipman, R. A. (2018). Short-wave infrared Mueller matrices and polarization parameters for in vivo skin surface reflectance. In Polarization: Measurement, Analysis, and Remote Sensing XIII (Vol. 10655). [1065503] SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2305279