The temporal profiles of the parallel and perpendicular polarization components of a light pulse backscattered from a scattering medium are different. The depth of penetration into the tissue and depolarization of the backscattered light depend on the scattering and absorption characteristics of the tissue. Based on these facts, a novel technique is demonstrated for noninvasive surface and beneath-the-surface imaging of biological systems.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1997|
- Optical imaging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics