Polarization Resolved Low Coherence Back-scattering Spectroscopy

Bhavya, M. Sri (2016) Polarization Resolved Low Coherence Back-scattering Spectroscopy. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata.

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We present a novel method for probing / quantifying depth resolved anisotropy information from layered turbid medium such as biological tissues. This employs spectral Mueller matrix measurements in backscattering configuration to capture polarization-resolved common-path spectral interferometry signal from layered systems. The depth information on anisotropy is gleaned by Fourier-analyzing the spectral content of the relevant Mueller matrix elements. The approach is validated on layered anisotropic homogenous samples having discrete refractive index. Since, progression of many types of diseases (including cancers) is strongly correlated with depth-wise change in anisotropic tissue structures, the method hold considerable promise as a novel diagnostic tool.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Dr. Nirmalya Ghosh
Uncontrolled Keywords: Back-scattering Spectroscopy; Low Coherence; Mueller Matrix Polarimetry; Novel Diagnostic Tool
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Department of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: IISER Kolkata Librarian
Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2016 06:15
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2016 07:49
URI: http://eprints.iiserkol.ac.in/id/eprint/356

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