Snapshot retinal imaging Mueller matrix polarimeter

Yifan Wang, Michael Kudenov, Amir Kashani, James T Schwiegerling, Michael Escuti

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Early diagnosis of glaucoma, which is a leading cause for visual impairment, is critical for successful treatment. It has been shown that Imaging polarimetry has advantages in early detection of structural changes in the retina. Here, we theoretically and experimentally present a snapshot Mueller Matrix Polarimeter fundus camera, which has the potential to record the polarization-Altering characteristics of retina with a single snapshot. It is made by incorporating polarization gratings into a fundus camera design. Complete Mueller Matrix data sets can be obtained by analyzing the polarization fringes projected onto the image plane. In this paper, we describe the experimental implementation of the snapshot retinal imaging Mueller matrix polarimeter (SRIMMP), highlight issues related to calibration, and provide preliminary images acquired from the camera.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISBN (Print)9781628417791
StatePublished - 2015
EventPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VII - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 11 2015Aug 12 2015


OtherPolarization Science and Remote Sensing VII
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • fundus camera
  • Glaucoma
  • Mueller matrix
  • polarimeter
  • snapshot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Wang, Y., Kudenov, M., Kashani, A., Schwiegerling, J. T., & Escuti, M. (2015). Snapshot retinal imaging Mueller matrix polarimeter. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 9613). [96130A] SPIE.